Ekiti Awards N22M Electrification Contract

June 20, 2012

Ekiti State Government has awarded a N22M contract for the electrification of 2 technical colleges  and one science college in the State.

The Special Adviser to the State Governor on Infrastructure and Public Utility, Mr Kayode Jegede listed the benefiting Colleges as the Government Technical Colleges, at Ado and Ikole as well as  the Government Science College Emure Ekiti.

Mr. Jegede said while the electrification project of Government Science College Emure has been completed, those of Ikole and Ado are expected to be completed by July, 2012.

The Special Adviser who noted that rural electrification is a major tool for infrastructural development and a solution for most Socio-economic problems being faced in the Country said that the State government has a deep commitment to fight poverty in the State in spite of lean resources.

He disclosed that the State government is already taking steps on the Independent Power Production (IPP)  that will service areas like the University Teaching Hospital, State Secretariat Ekiti State University campus, Ureje Dam and other public buildings in the State capital.

The Special Adviser noted that before the end of the year, the StateGovernment will sign an agreement with some contractors to pilot the IPP in the State with the belief that the scheme will ensure lower electricity tariff and ensure steady supply of power.

In a related development, the Special Adviser has appealed to students of the satellite campus of the Federal Polytechnic , Ado to exercise restraint and patience in pressing home their demands.

He said the transformer located within the school environment was vandalised by some unknown persons last year and that the State Government bore the expenses to replace the stolen cables.

Mr. Jegede said the new transformer installed at Fabian Avenue is to ease the load on the transformer at the School and that efforts are in top gear to address other challenges being faced by the students.

He however appealed to the Power Holding Company of Nigeria to (PHCN) provide services to the people they are meant to serve.

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