CCETC-Ossiomo IPP powers Edo secretariat complex, high court with constant electricity
Barely one month after lighting up the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, the 55MW CCETC-Ossiomo Independent Power Plant (IPP) has commenced 24-hour power supply to the Edo State Secretariat and the State High Court on Sapele Road, Benin City.
A statement issued by Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Osarodion Ogie, disclosed that powering public assets was part of the state government’s overall strategy in providing stable electricity to run government, ensure efficiency and drive productivity.
He said public assets that have been connected to the Ossiomo IPP include the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, the Edo State Secretariat Complex, the new wing of the State High Court, while the new wing of Government House, Stella Obasanjo Hospital and other state-run hospitals, among others, would follow.
He noted that besides the public buildings, individuals, who have also hooked up to the power plant now enjoy 24-hour electricity below competitors’ rate in the market.
“A key feature of having the CCETC-Ossiomo IPP in Edo State is to drive industrialisation. So, we encourage businesses to come to the state and tap the benefit of running their factories for 24 hours to boost productivity and reduce downtimes caused by erratic power supply.
“In Edo, especially along the Sapele Road corridor, industries have the opportunity of enjoying 24-hour affordable electricity and a catalyst for business expansion. It is the perfect place to site any business that is power-intensive.”
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