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Lagos, firms partner on power supply to communities

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The Lagos State Government has said its partnership with the African Development Bank, United States Agency for International Development and National Rural Electric Cooperative would bring about a stable power supply to communities in Ibeju-Lekki.

The Commissioner for Energy and Mineral Resources, Olalere Odusote, disclosed this, according to a statement on Sunday, during a stakeholders’ meeting held with traditional rulers and residents at Magbon, Ibeju Lekki.

Odusote, who was represented by the Director of the Power Department in the ministry, Afeez Momoh, urged residents of Ibeju-Lekki to cooperate with the government and all its partners in order to attain the goal of the initiative.

He said, “The engagement is an opportunity to constitute a steering committee for the post-Lekki electric co-operative. The power model will bring about a new narrative in power supply to residents of Ibeju-Lekki, as a result of the state government’s partnership with AfDB, USAID, and NRECA international with the backup of Eko Electricity Distribution Company and Ikeja Electric Distribution Company to guarantee stable power supply within the communities.

“The entire expenses needed to rehabilitate power supply to the communities will be provided by AfDB under a cooperative arrangement with the support of USAID and NRECA.”

A Director in the Oil and Gas Department of the ministry, Ayodele Anthonio, who was represented by the Permanent Secretary, Sholabomi Shasore, noted that the project when completed, will boost the economic growth of Lekki area, as business owners and all households within the communities would pay less for electricity.

The Chairman of Ibeju Lekki Local Government, Abdullahi Olowa, commended Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu and members of his cabinet for his priority on the needs of Ibeju-Lekki residents through different people-oriented developmental projects and plans.

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