FG,Ogun Inaugurate 100kWP Solar Mini Grid - EDU-BIZNEWS


Saturday, November 28, 2020

FG,Ogun Inaugurate 100kWP Solar Mini Grid

A 100kwp Solar Hybrid Mini Grid has been commissioned at Olooji Community in Ijebu-East Local Government Area of Ogun State, to ensure regular electricity supply that will enhance business and commercial activities in the community.

The Solar Hybrid Mini Grid is a joint power project by the Federal Government, through the Federal Electrification Agency, Ogun State Government and ACOB Lightening Technology Limited under a Public/Private,/ Partnership arrangement.

Governor Dapo Abiodun during the recent commissioning of the project , described energy as a great tool and key to improve socio-economic growth, saying the industrial and commercial activities in the area would witness turnaround.

Abiodun who was represented by the State Commissioner for Rural Development,Engr.Taiwo Oludotun, expressed his   administration  committment to providing affordable power in rural communities.

The governor stressed  the importance of electricity in promoting  Micro, Small and Medium Scale Enterprises( MSMEs).

Also speaking, the Minister of State for Power,  Hon. Goddy Jedy-Agba,  represented by the Managing Director, Rural Electrification Agency, Engr. Ahmad Salihijo, commended the State government for creating good environment for investors to thrive.

The agency according to him, is responsible for providing an enabling atmosphere for private sector to operate effectively, which includes conducting prefeasibility, assessment, energy audit, enumeration and identification of qualified private sector project stakeholders engagement.

The Managing Director, ACOB Lightening Technology Limited, Mr. Alexander Obiechina also speaking at the commissioning, lauded the effort of the state government for giving them the insight and conducive environment to establish the project.

 Welcoming the guests at the event , the Ajalorun of  Ijebu-Ife, Oba, Adesesan Oguntayo, appreciated the facilitators of the project for the opportunity, urging the community members to ensure proper maintenance of the facilities.

’’Olooji community has being in existence for the past 200 years, and will always remember the facilitators of the project, particularly this present administration’’, the monarch said.



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