Oyo Govt Urges Residents To Protect Power Facilities

Oyo State Government has reiterated its commitment towards ensuring stable and steady power supply to enhance economic and commercial activities of the people and has called on residents to give adequate protection to power facilities in their domains.

The State Commissioner for Energy and Mineral Resources, Barrister Temilolu Seun Ashamu stated this while inspecting the completed Awe Energy facility at the Rural Community Development Centre in Oyo town, the 132/133/11kva substation also in Oyo town and the ongoing light-up project in Oyo and Ibadan, the State capital.

Barrister Ashamu assured the people of the State that the Seyi Makinde Government was committed to revamping the economic and commercial activities in Oyo State through steady power supply which he said remained the reliable economic backbone anywhere in the world.

He however called on the people to protect the power facilities in their areas to serve the purpose for which they were provided.

“The economic growth of our dear State is on the rise and the present administration has hinged this development on adequate power supply to the people.

“We are working round the clock, with other stakeholders in the power sector to use electricity to promote the economy, using the national power grid and solar system.

“Small scale, medium scale businesses and big industries rely on steady power supply to survive and make profit, we are using this angle to make it possible.”

Barrister Seun Ashamu noted with delight that the campaign promises of the present administration were implemented to the letter calling on people to support Governor Seyi Makinde in his mission  to move Oyo State forward.

Barrister Seun Ashamu however assured that Government was working towards ensuring early completion of all on-going power projects in the State.



Wasiu Olatubosun (P.hd),

Hon. Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Ibadan.

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Oyo Govt To Energize 28 Abandoned Transformers Across The State

Oyo State Government has declared that it was set to energize 28 transformers in the three senatorial districts in the State.

Most of the transformers were procured during the tenure of former Governor Alao Akala and were not energized throughout the duration of reign of late Abiola Ajimobi.

The State Commissioner for Energy and Natural Resources, Barrister Temilolu Seun Ashamu stated this in a statement issued in Ibadan on Tuesday.

According to him, the project would cost a sum of #247,000.00 to connect the transformers to the national grid.

He revealed that the transformers were procured with public fund and they must be put into use for them to have value in the interest of the masses.

Ashamu reiterated the commitment of the present administration to boost socio-economic activities of the people as he called on citizens and resident of Oyo State to support Governor Seyi Makinde’s Government for it to achieve all its laudable goals to move the State forward.

He noted that those transformers were lying fallow and Government could not wait till they become obsolete, especially when there were intense need for their services, especially at the rural areas.

“These transformers have been lying fallow for a long time without any usage, we need to connect them to the national greed for the benefit of our people, especially at the rural areas.

“We sent our people to every nook and cranny of the State to do the counting in Connecticut with the number we have on paper, so we have twenty-eight of them across the three senatorial districts of the State.

“The installation process will cost the State the sum of #247,000.00 (Two Hundred and Forty- seven Thousand naira alone),” he hinted.



Wasiu Olatubosun (P.hd),

Hon. Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Ibadan.

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