FG Assures Industrial Clusters In Ogun Of Electricity Supply - EDU-BIZNEWS


Friday, October 13, 2023

FG Assures Industrial Clusters In Ogun Of Electricity Supply

Federal Government of Nigeria has assured investors in the country, particularly industrial clusters in Ogun State of the determination of the present administration under the leadership of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to supply them  electricity to boost local production 

Vice President,Senator Kashim Shettima who is doubles as Chairman, Board of Directors, Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC); , gave the assurance during the Agbara Business Roundtable held in Agbara, Ado-Odo-Ota local government area of the State, adding that the country holds tremendous opportunities for not only investors but also the people.

 Shettima further disclosed that it is quite embarrassing that the Agbara Cluster relies on other sources of power supply aside from the national grid, and added that the federal government through the Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC) is committed to ensuring that clusters like the Agbara Cluster benefit from a cheaper means of generating power in their various factories.

" I am here to reassure the business community that we mean business, I was going through this paper, I was able to count 36 companies, major conglomerates in Agbara, Ota-Sagamu, I was able to count 24 in EUL, Idi-Iroko, I counted 14 in Lera, and others.

" I want to give you my word and my word is my bond, if you need 200 Megawatts, 300 Megawatts, we can give it to you.

While charging the staff of the Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC) to redouble their effort by ensuring the delivery of the Agbara Industrial Cluster Power Programme in 3 months, Senator Shettima, assured that he is willing to visit other clusters across the country, to win back the confidence of investors.

"It is all about advocacy, it is about people believing in you and I have the confidence of my boss, such that I can talk authoritatively, he is someone that is very passionate about the Nigerian project, and he is very committed to repositioning this nation", he said.

In his remarks, the Ogun State Governor; Prince Dapo Abiodun, said that the most fundamental thing is the sustenance of the socio-economic activity, adding that without electricity, all infrastructure provided for the use of the people of the state and the country as a whole would be in vain.

"We as a State have gone ahead besides this Agbara Cluster, we have five others. We have one by the interchange called Remo Cluster, we are creating a new one called the 'Magboro Cluster, we are creating our own Aerotropolis which is our special agro-processing zone, which will be the first of its kind in Nigeria, we also have the Ijebu-Ode cluster because we believe that it is through this clusters that we can jump-start socio-economic activity", he said.

In his contribution, the Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwoolu represented by his Deputy, Dr Babafemi Hamzat speaking on the attitude of critical stakeholders in the generation of power, said the people of the country should stop demeaning public institutions.

Speaking at the event, the Minister of Power, Mr. Bayo Adelabu, on his part said the meeting marks a pivotal moment in the collective endeavour to fortify one of the backbones of the industrial landscape of the country, adding that the project stands as the first of many projects in the federal government commercial light up an initiative to deliver reliable electricity to industrial and heavy user clusters across the country.

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