In its bid towards ensuring uninterrupted power supply in government secretariat, official quarters, public hospitals, among others, Ogun State Government has announced its plan to officially switch on the 15 Megawatts power plant constructed in conjunction with Lisabi Power, an Independent Power Provider (IPP) through Public -Private Partnership (PPP).
The State Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Arc. Olamilekan Adegbite who announced this today while playing host to the Executives and members of the Egba Economic Summit (EES) led by its Chairman, Programmes and Economic Development, Engineer Tokunbo Odebunmi at his office, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta said government would not only switch on the plant but also begin the distribution of 5MW tomorrow.
Adegbite pointed out that government facility that would benefit from the first phase included Government House, Commissioners’ Quarters, Water Corporation, Legislative Quarters, and the Deputy Governors’ residence, Shopping Malls and Street Lights.
“We are switching on the first phase of 5MW of the power plant come November 1, 2017, but the whole thing is still going to 15 MW eventually. The power plant had been test run for three – four weeks before it was switched off in October 1st because we found out that the cable had been damaged by yet to be identified people, this has been fixed. We are also doing the power system for Ijebu-Ode, Sagamu and Ota. We have about 12 IPP qualified contractors and they are going to get their money over the course of fifteen (15) years”.
Adegbite added that the power plant which has its generation from Onijaganjagan in Ifo Local Government Area and power house at Oke-Sokori in Abeokuta North Local government area would equally serve palaces within Abeokuta metropolis, saying that more people and organizations would be considered in the distribution by the time the power plant is upgraded to 15 MW.
Responding Engr. Odebunmi commended the State government for its unprecedented infrastructural development across the State, advising that the present administration should ensure the legacies were sustained by the incoming administration.