EKITI SIGNS AGREEMENT WITH TCN TO BUILD TWO ADDITIONAL POWER SUB-STATIONS

Epileptic or poor power supply will soon become a thing of the past in Ekiti State.

This followed the signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) by Ekiti State Government and the Transmission Company of Nigeria
(TCN) to construct two
power transmission substations to address problems associated with
perpetual power outage, boost local economy and attract investors.

The projects to be constructed under the deal are Ado-Ilupeju and
Ado-Ijesa Isu 132/33 KV Transmission Lines and Associated 2 X 60 MVA
132/33 KV substations at Ilupeju and Ijesa Isu.

Governor Kayode Fayemi said the signing of the pact represented a bold
commitment of his administration to tackle epileptic power supply to
the state, lift local businesses and attract more investors to the
state.

Fayemi who signed the MoU with the representatives of TCN in Ado
Ekiti, the state capital said the fulfillment of the pact would
strengthen the network between the government, consumers and
Transmission Company.

Represented by his Deputy Otunba Bisi Egbeyemi, the Governor
explained that the collaboration with TCN for the power project became
necessary because of the belief of its administration that breathing
life into the state economy will facilitate wealth and job creation.

The Governor said a situation in which Ekiti has only one transmission
station while some states have as many as eight was no longer
acceptable noting that “electricity contributes to per capita income
hence the need for all hands to be on deck to facilitate improvement
in power supply in the state.”

Governor Fayemi stated that the agreement is in realization of his
administration’s agenda to ensure economic stability and progress
across various towns and villages.

He said: “To the Management of Transmission Company of Nigeria
(TCN), the fulfillment of the agreement will further strengthen the
Network of the Company, fulfill the aims and goals of privatization
and revamp the commitment of the Company to Ekiti State.

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