Ekiti Embarks On N806m Projects To Boost Electricity Supply

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Determined to boost electricity supply to the state, the Ekiti State government has approved a total of N806,409, 775.00 million for the execution of various projects for power generation .The state commissioner for Information, Rt Hon. Taiwo Olatunbosun, said the approval was given at the weekend during the State Executive Council meeting.

Olatunbosun who stated this while briefing newsmen on the outcome of the meeting said the move  was part of government efforts at  tackling the problem of epileptic supply of electricity in the State and connecting new areas to the national grid.

He said the exco approved the extension, rehabilitation of the 33kv network and installation of transformers across towns and villages.


Giving the breakdown of the approvals, the Commissioner said, the State Executive Council approved various sums as follow:

“Extension of electricity and installation of transformers  N147,554,000.00 at Ibukunoluwa/Asun Gbowoola and adjourning  communities on Afao Road, Ado Ekiti.

“Extension of electricity and installation of transformers    N60,002,275.00 at Faglo Area, Basiri, Ado Ekiti and installation of transformers at Isan and Usi Ekiti.

“Rehabilitation of the 33kv network from Ilumoba to Ikole Ekiti N145,289,700.00. Extension of 33kv network from Ilawe to Igbara Odo N162,834.000.00.

“Extension of 33kv network from Aramoko to Ijero Ekiti N232,847,000.00. Extension of electricity and installation of transformer at N59,882,800.00.''

All the projects according to him will be executed through direct labour by the State Electricity Board adding that the projects are expected to be completed within three months.

Also speaking, the Commissioner for Infrastructure and Public Utilities, Prof. Mobolaji Aluko said the government wants to make sure that all Ekiti towns have their electricity source from Ekiti.

Aluko revealed that quite a number of communities, up to ten of them, would have transformers provided for.

“In terms of extension of 33kv lines,  major ones are between Aramoko and Ijero, between Erinjiyan and Igbara Odo and between Iluomoba and Ikole. These complement  the works we have done between Ado and Ikogosi, and between Ado and Gbonyin , Ayekire , Ekiti East axis as well as starting from Iyemero to Itapaji, ‘' he said.



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