(AGENDAWATCHDOG) – A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed by the Ekiti State Government and an electricity generation firm, Fen- Church Power Nigeria Limited, to construct three megawatts substations in order to stabilise electricity supply in the state.
The power generation concept under the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) was arranged in such a way that the firm will build the power plants and generate electricity that would be sold to the state for consumption.
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According to, the state Commissioner for Public Utilities, Bamidele Faparusi, while speaking at the MoU signing ceremony, the project was expected to be delivered in August 2021, and was conceptualised to halt sole dependence on national grid for electricity generation.
The electricity will be consumed solely by government institutions in the state.
PROJECTED IMPACT: This independent power arrangement will increase electricity supply to Ekiti State, supplementing what the state is currently receiving from the national grid. With this arrangement all government institutions are expected to enjoy 24 hours power supply to street lights, booster stations, institutions, Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital, state primary and secondary health facilities, schools among other government institutions that would benefit from it.