Obaseki commissions 5.62km streetlights, extends Ossiomo power to more communities
Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki has commissioned a 5.62km streetlight project and connected more communities in Ikpoba-Okha Local Council of the state to 95MW Ossiomo Power Project, as part of the light-up Edo project.
The governor was accompanied to the project’s commissioning by his wife, Betsy; the Chief of Staff, Hon. Osaigbovo Iyoha; Special Adviser, Strategy, Policy, Projects, and Performance Management, Sarah Esangbedo Ajose-Adeogun, and other top government functionaries.
Obaseki urged Edo people to reciprocate the government’s gestures at improving the livelihoods of the people by voting en masse for the party. He said: “On Saturday, our people will come out and vote for projects and development and won’t need to be given money to vote for our party. They know what is going on and know how our money is being spent in Edo State and will make the right decision. The people now know that PDP is the party that cares for them and can deliver development for the people.”
On his part, a community representative, Mr. Alex Aransowan Osamede, said: “We thank you, Mr. Governor, for remembering and prioritising us. We are happy with the way you did Lucky Way and Jemila Road, and now IPP and streetlight projects. You are a wonderful governor.”
Speaking on the project, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Electricity, Engr. Victor Obanor said: “We are witnessing two projects namely, the Independent Power Project (IPP) from Ossiomo Power Plant and secondly, the streetlight project. The IPP is powering the streetlights.
“The extension of the IPP, 11KVA starts from Ring Road, Igun, Upper Igun, Murtala Mohammed Way, and Ewa Road Junction, extending all the way through to NABTEB where we are gathering today to light up the area.
“The second project is the Akpakpava streetlight, which is from Ring Road to the roundabout of Ramat Park, measuring a total length of 5.67km. We urge residents in this area to protect this project from vandalism; it’s your project.”