Ambode assures Lagos residents of twenty-four-seven power supply in 2018
Written by Morenike Adebayo on November 20, 2017
The Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, has said plans are at advanced stages to generate constant electricity for residents of the state in 2018. He noted that the state government has already devised strategies to short-circuit power generation, transmission and distribution to ensure there was “24/7 power supply to residents.”
A statement by the governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Habib Haruna, on Sunday said the governor spoke at a recent interactive session with members of the business community and informal sector.
Ambode noted that presently, Lagos state has less than 1,000MW, but the government has Independent Power Project through which it has been able to generate 47.5MW which was distributed short-circuiting transmission.
Ambode said the state government is also talking with electricity distribution companies operating in the state to supply 24/7 power to residents at a higher tariff, subject to agreement of all stakeholders, while government would be the guarantor of the people.