Ekit State is set to get two additional Electricity Power Sub-stations of 132/33 KVA in Ilupeju and Ijesa -Isu Ekiti as it signs a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Transmission Company Of Nigeria (TCN).
At the signing of the MOU ,Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi represented by his deputy,Otunba Bisi Egbeyemi said that the step was part of measures by the State Government to boost power supply, attract investments and create more employment opportunities.
Governor Fayemi who disclosed that his administration was deeply concerned about improving infrastructural projects to help the citizens attain economic stability and progress in business, assured that Government will continue to provide the enabling environment for the Transmission Company and other investors to thrive effectively in the state.
In his remark, the Commissioner for Infrastructure and Public Utilities, Mr. Bamidele Faparusi said that Ekiti received the lowest power supply among the commity of states in the South West while some communities were not connected to the national grid.
Responding, the Team Lead of the TCN ,Mr. Victor Adewumi said that works will commence in earnest since all agreements had been SIGNED noting that the projects will be delivered before the end of the second quarter of 2021.
When completed, the new sub-stations are expected to increase power distribution in Ekiti State by up to 250%.
Last modified: February 26, 2020