Posted on Mon 20 Nov 2017, 10:11 AM

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode has promised Lagosians that by 2018, they would be getting 24-hour power supply.

The Governor, who stated that plans were ongoing to ensure constant power supply in Lagos state despite the fact that Transmission is still owned primarily by the Federal Government spoke at an interactive session with members of the business commuity and informal sector.

In a statement by the Governor's Chief Press Secretary, Habib Haruna, Gov. ambode stated that;

“Presently, we have less than 1,000MW in Lagos and the fundamental issues remain with generation, transmission and distribution. Transmission is still owned primarily by the Federal Government. But in Lagos State, we have become creative and we have done Independent Power Project through which we were able to generate 47.5MW which was distributed short-circuiting transmission.

“So, if it works, does it look like a template we can now use to get power freedom or what we call power security? If we say we are the fifth largest economy in Africa and we are not in control of how power is generated in an economy that wants to move from fifth to third, then something is wrong.

“So, what we are saying is, let’s find a way to short-circuit them within the ambit of the law,”

 

By Joseph Odeh

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