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Metro Lagos Soon to be Self-Sufficient in Power Needs- Fashola

Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola has disclosed at an engagement with some Lagosians and people from outside Nigeria on the social media platform, Google Plus Hangout that Lagos’ energy reform initiatives are yielding positive result and that Lagos will very soon be self-sufficient in its power needs.

To this end, he said a number of public institutions was being moved out of the national grid and connected to the power being generated from the power plants built by the state government, reported Vanguard.

Fashola answered a wide range of questions from participants and said that the objective of de-connecting some public institutions from the national grid and connecting them to the state power infrastructure was to ensure 24-hour uninterrupted power supply so that they could be more efficient in the delivery of services.

“Working within what the Power Sector Reform Act permits, we are gradually entering self generation in Lagos State through our independent power plants. As you may be aware, we have an IPP at Akute and the Island Power Plant. In a few days, we shall be commissioning the Alausa Power Plant. Once this is done, government offices will be taken off the supply from the national grid and the power which we no longer need will be made available to Lagosians.” He said.

The Google Plus Hangout was hosted by popular music rapper and Lagos State Energy Ambassador, Mr. Jude Abaga (M.I). He was joined by five ‘Power Kids’ from Iju Senior Secondary School led by Master Gideon Osadare and Dimeji Lawal-Are, a student of the University of Lagos, leading four other students from tertiary institutions in Lagos.
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