Category: Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources

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.

 

Signed:

Wasiu Olatubosun (P.hd),

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

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Signing of MOU with Soprano PLC on 2nd March, 2020 at Helsinki, Finland.

Signing of MOU with Soprano PLC on 2nd March, 2020 at Helsinki, Finland.

Oyo State government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Finnish Consortium, which included a number of listed companies, to establish an Energy Innovation Centre for Excellence in the state.

The MoU which was signed through the state Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources in furtherance of Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde’s agenda to ensure Oyo sets the pace once more.

Speaking shortly after the signing of the MoU, Oyo State Commissioner for Energy and Mineral Resources, Temilolu ‘Seun Ashamu, who signed the MoU on behalf of the government, said that the signing was another step in the process to make Oyo State the hub for energy and mineral resources.

He said: “We just signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Finnish Consortium to establish an Energy Innovation Centre for Excellence in the state.

“This MoU is another step in the process, which began in September 2019, to make Oyo State the hub for energy and mineral resources in the region.

“We also held meetings with Finland’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Finnish renewable energy businesses, who wish to establish their presence in the state and other stakeholders in the collaborative process.

“Governor Seyi Makinde’s agenda, as stated in the Oyo State Roadmap for Accelerated Development 2019-2023, was clear about creating the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources. It was clearly stated that the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources’ mandate includes facilitating renewable energy research and development by establishing centres to develop the energy and mineral resources ecosystem.”

The State’s delegation to the Business Forum where the MoU was signed included the Commissioner for Energy and Mineral Resources, Ashamu; Commissioner for Education, Sukanmi Olaleye and the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Energy & Mineral Resources, ‘Segun Ajekiigbe.

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Oyo Govt. Revokes Contract with West Africa ENRG

Oyo State Government has revoked its contractual agreement with Messrs. West Africa Energy, which operated under the name Solous MRF. 1 Ltd. due to the fact that the company was found to be in material breach of the contractual terms.

Revealing the new development at his office yesterday, the Commissioner for Environment and Natural Resources, Rt. Hon. Kehinde Ayoola said the company has failed in its performance under the contract it signed with Oyo State Government, which is significant enough for the State to terminate the contract.

The Commissioner cited instances that the State Capital, Ibadan, has experienced unbearable heaps of refuse in the last four weeks, saying the company has not lived up to expectation in cleaning the city.

Hon. Ayoola said, being the main employer of the contractor, Oyo State Government has deemed it fit to relieve West Africa Energy of its duties, so as to ensure efficient waste management  in the State.

He assured residents, that the State Government was taking holistic measures to ensure the State experiences a turn-around in the environmental sector, as well as, creating wealth from wastes.

He also revealed that the State Governor, Engr Seyi Makinde has appointed a Chairman for the Oyo State Waste Management Authority, in the person of  Prince Seun Adelore, who will see to the day to day running of the  disposal mechanism in the State, under the supervision of his office.

Speaking on the fate of Waste management Payment Service Providers (PSPs), the Commissioner allayed the fears of being sacked, however, he stated that individual contracts may undergo reviews.

“We have not sacked the PSPs. Rather, we would review their contracts, to ensure efficient waste management even as we shall add to the contractors so that the State could be well served”

It would be recalled that Oyo State Government reached a partnership agreement with West Africa Energy in 2016, with the past administration in the State.

 

 

Hon. Wasiu Olatunbosun, PhD.,

Hon. Commissioner,

Min. of Information, Culture & Tourism,

Oyo State Government.

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