Ogun Switches On 5mw Power Plant

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Ogun State government, Tuesday, said it would switch on the five megawatts power plant at Lisabi Power, an independent power provider in Onijanganjagan area of the state.

The government further said, at completion, the power plant would be upgraded to 15 megawatts.

Olamilekan Adegbite, the Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, revealed this while playing host to the executive and members of Egba Economic Summit in his Oke-Mosan office, Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.

Adegbite told the summit chaired by Tokunbo Odebunmi that the project had already been test-run for about three weeks.

According to him, the government is determined to end the era of epileptic power supply, especially in government institutions, official quarters, public hospitals, among others.

The commissioner explained that the project was achieved through public-private partnership (PPP).

Adegbite said the project would also serve the state’s water corporation, modern shopping malls, streetlights, palaces, among others.

“We are switching on the first phase of 5mw of the power plant, but the whole thing is still going to 15mw eventually. The power plant had been test run for three to four weeks before it was switched off in October 1 because we found out that the cable had been damaged by yet-to-be-identified people. This has been fixed and we are assuring that the energy plant will start work fully,” he said.

Odebunmi commended the government for what he called unprecedented infrastructure development in the state.

He encouraged the government to ensure that its legacies are sustained by successive administrations in the state.