In a bid to ensure rapid industrial development and improved standard of living of her citizenry, the Ekiti State Government has commissioned a team of Energy Consultant to carry out a comprehensive Electricity Infrastructure Master plan of the State.
The scope involves knowing the available infrastructure , existing energy and their sources and forecast where the state should be for optimum development in terms of infrastructure, energy requirement, supply level and harness various sources of supply to attain the required level.
A kick-off meeting to address the Principal Officers of the Bureau of Infrastructure and Public Utilities was held recently. The meeting was declared opened by the Permanent Secretary in the Bureau on behalf of the Special Adviser who was on State assignment in Abuja. The PS informed the meeting that the Consultant was expected to brief the Bureau of Infrastructure, and a later meeting of Stakeholders on his plan of action as well as the timeframe for delivering the project. The consultant, according to the PS, was also expected to unveil the template for gathering relevant information from the stakeholders.
In attendance at the meeting were Engr. Eben Alade, Chairman, Ekiti State Electricity Board, Mr. Foluso Daramola, Permanent Secretary, Bureau of Infrastructure and Public Utilities, Engr. S. O. Komolafe, General Manager, Ekiti State Electricity Board among others.
Leading the team of three consultants was the Principal Consultant to Exenergia Consulting Limited, Dr. Lanre Babalola. The consultant later addressed representatives of other MDAs who are stakeholders in the Energy Industry to acquaint them with the modalities of carrying out the exercise which is expected to be completed within six (6) months.
Present at the stakeholders meeting were the Commissioner for Agriculture and Natural Resources, Honourable Jide Arowosafe, Director-General (Public/Private Partnership), Engr. Segun Ogunleko, Chairman and General Manager Ekiti State Water Corporation, Engrs. Adetunji and Ojuola as well as the representative of the Ministry of Environment.
Last modified: May 25, 2013