Lara Ademola, chairperson of 1004 housing estate, says 76 percent of residents engage in electricity theft to evade charges
Ademola said this in a statement released at the end of the annual general meeting (AGM) of the estate.
She said the misconduct led to a “terrible loss of revenue” which has affected efficiency in the estate’s administration.
“Some residents, at least 76 percent of residents, are stealing power by bypassing their meters partially or fully from the actual reading of their consumption, resulting in an unfortunate burden on the decent, honest users of electricity in the estate,” the statement reads.
“As a result, we have commenced the process to relocate all meters from the homes of residents to a secure central location, safe from further infiltration and secure from tampering by our internal electrical team, who unfortunately has been inculcated in this dishonest practice.”
Speaking on the recent power challenges in the country, she said everyone has had to adjust to the high cost of power and diesel supply.
“We have again responded and have just concluded the presentation exercise for some IPP companies,” Ademola said.
Built-in the1970s on an 11-hectare piece of land, 1004 Housing Estate is a popular luxury skyscraper in Victoria Island, Lagos.
It was originally named a federal housing estate.