Oyo government partners TCN to address power outage
Oyo State Government, yesterday, revealed it partnered with Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) in the installation of a sub-station, saying the move will address the problem of outage in parts of the state.
Commissioner for Energy and Mineral Resources, Temilolu Seun Ashamu, said the project is a 132/133/33KVA sub-station in Oyo town.
During an inspection of the project, Ashamu said the initiative will stabilise and sustain power generation in the state. He described it as a bold step by the government to tackle the epileptic power supply. He said the current administration is leaving no stones unturned to achieve a steady power supply.
Ashamu, who was represented by Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Mr. Joel Olaleye Ajagbe, said a 500KVA transformer would soon be commissioned in Ilora Farm Settlement.
He said communities that have vibrant economic activities but are not connected to the national grid would benefit from the mini-grid scheme. He said the first phase of the scheme would be enjoyed by residents of Ajia, Otefan, Samu, Iwajowa, Oyo and Ogbomoso South.
Ashamu noted that efforts are in top gear to establish a gas pipeline station in the state and that work had reached an appreciable level.