The Governor Kayode Fayemi led Ekiti state government says it is working to facilitate improved distribution of electricity to the people to promote economic activities in the state.
The Commissioner for infrastructure and public utilities, Bamidele Faparusi made this known during an on-the-spot assessment of 132/33KVA power substation in Omisanjana, Ado Ekiti on Monday alongside his counterpart from the Ministry of Lands, housing and urban development, Febisola Adewale.
Faparusi noted that improved distribution of electricity to residents of the state became necessary owing to under utilization of the substation.
” We are here to assess the constrains the Benin Electricity Distribution Company, BEDC is having to generate more power from the sub station. The sub station is being under-utilised because of issues of right of way but the ministry of Lands, housing and urban development is partnering to assist our ministry to ensure that the path to evacuate more power to the people is achieved”.
While speaking about the mandate of the State Governor, Fayemi, to improve electricity in the state, Faparusi also emphasized that energy remained an essential factor in the development of any society, hence the need for regular visit to the power substation to fix all challenges militating against stable power supply to the people.
The commissioner for lands, housing and urban development, Mr febisola Adewale who was also on the project site for assessment promised to engage relevant stakeholders for channelisation of the area to prevent flooding.
” Our assessment has shown that this site of this plant is a water logged area, that has not been well channeled. This means that if this area is flooded, it would have consequences on the plant, so we are going to be working with the ministry of environment to develop a proper path of way for the Distribution Company”
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