Ossiomo to distribute 1,000KW to each of Edo’s three districts
Managing Director, Ossiomo Power Company, Dr. Uwa Igiehon, has said the company plans to generate and distribute 1,000 kilowatts to each of Edo’s three senatorial districts.
The Ossiomo power project is a 95MW power generation and distribution facility birthed through a Public Private Partnership (PPP) between the Edo State Government and Ossiomo Power Company.
The facility powers government offices and hospitals and streetlights in the Benin metropolis, and is being extended to other parts of the state, according to a statement by Crusoe Osagie, media aide to the state governor.
Speaking to journalists in Benin City, Igiehon said with the company’s planned increase in power generation, industries, businesses and communities in Edo will have access to power at a very competitive cost.
“Presently, statistics have shown that while the United Kingdom has a 100 per cent access to electricity and other western countries have about 80 per cent, Nigeria only has an estimated 50 per cent access to power. However, with our planned upsurge in power generation, industries, businesses and communities in Edo will have 100 per cent access at a competitive cost,” he said.
“This upsurge will help in attracting big companies to invest in the state, especially as we are independent and are not planning to join the national grid; thanks to Governor Godwin Obaseki-led state government and the empowerment brought by the new electricity law in the state which has helped us overcome all the issues we had.”