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  •   Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo Olu has urged the House of Representatives to allow state governments have input into the Electricity Bill 2022 by allowing them to generate electricity and develop at their pace Sanwo Olu stated this yesterday during the handover ceremony of the Lagos State Integrated Energy Resource Plan IRP which was done by the Lagos State Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources in collaboration with America through the USAID and Power Africa Nigeria Power Sector Programme PA NPSP He said This is about power partnership which started eight years ago by the Barack Obama administration Lagos State needs to increase its electricity generation capacity to help develop small businesses and grow the GDP of the state and Nigeria I also call on the Speaker of the House of Representatives Femi Gbajabiamila to join us to resolve all the issues in the electricity bill In his remarks the state s Commissioner for Energy and Mineral Resources Mr Olalere Odusote said the initiative was a 20 year partnership that would also involve the two electricity distribution companies in Lagos Ikeja and Eko Discos adding that it would transform the power deficiencies in Africa Odusote further noted that the plan was aimed at identifying infrastructure requirements and bridging gaps as well as bringing needed investments in the electricity sector The Consul General of American Consulate in Lagos Williams Stevens described electricity as the basis of economic growth trade and investments and expressed the American government s excitement at partnering with the state He said This is the main dream of former President Barack Obama for Africa s development which started in 2014 and I am glad that eight years after it has come to full circle
    Sanwo-Olu tasks Reps on allowing states to generate electricity
      Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo Olu has urged the House of Representatives to allow state governments have input into the Electricity Bill 2022 by allowing them to generate electricity and develop at their pace Sanwo Olu stated this yesterday during the handover ceremony of the Lagos State Integrated Energy Resource Plan IRP which was done by the Lagos State Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources in collaboration with America through the USAID and Power Africa Nigeria Power Sector Programme PA NPSP He said This is about power partnership which started eight years ago by the Barack Obama administration Lagos State needs to increase its electricity generation capacity to help develop small businesses and grow the GDP of the state and Nigeria I also call on the Speaker of the House of Representatives Femi Gbajabiamila to join us to resolve all the issues in the electricity bill In his remarks the state s Commissioner for Energy and Mineral Resources Mr Olalere Odusote said the initiative was a 20 year partnership that would also involve the two electricity distribution companies in Lagos Ikeja and Eko Discos adding that it would transform the power deficiencies in Africa Odusote further noted that the plan was aimed at identifying infrastructure requirements and bridging gaps as well as bringing needed investments in the electricity sector The Consul General of American Consulate in Lagos Williams Stevens described electricity as the basis of economic growth trade and investments and expressed the American government s excitement at partnering with the state He said This is the main dream of former President Barack Obama for Africa s development which started in 2014 and I am glad that eight years after it has come to full circle
    Sanwo-Olu tasks Reps on allowing states to generate electricity
    Foreign2 weeks ago

    Sanwo-Olu tasks Reps on allowing states to generate electricity

    Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has urged the House of Representatives to allow state governments have input into the Electricity Bill 2022 by allowing them to generate electricity and develop at their pace.   

    Sanwo-Olu stated this, yesterday, during the handover ceremony of the Lagos State Integrated Energy Resource Plan (IRP), which was done by the Lagos State Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, in collaboration with America through the USAID and Power Africa Nigeria Power Sector Programme (PA-NPSP).   

    He said: “This is about power partnership, which started eight years ago by the Barack Obama administration.

    “Lagos State needs to increase its electricity generation capacity to help develop small businesses and grow the GDP of the state and Nigeria.

    “I also call on the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, to join us to resolve all the issues in the electricity bill.

    ” In his remarks, the state’s Commissioner for Energy and Mineral Resources, Mr. Olalere Odusote, said the initiative was a 20-year partnership that would also involve the two electricity distribution companies in Lagos, Ikeja and Eko Discos, adding that it would transform the power deficiencies in Africa.

    Odusote further noted that the plan was aimed at identifying infrastructure requirements and bridging gaps, as well as bringing needed investments in the electricity sector.   

    The Consul-General of, American Consulate in Lagos, Williams Stevens, described electricity as the basis of economic growth, trade and investments and expressed the American government’s excitement at partnering with the state.

    He said: “This is the main dream of former President Barack Obama for Africa’s development, which started in 2014 and I am glad that eight years after, it has come to full circle.

  •  The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources Chief Timipre Sylva says government is taking steps to expand and develop its huge gas resources through enhanced gas exploration development and utilisation schemes Sylva disclosed this at the 10th Year Anniversary Celebration of West African Gas Pipeline Company Limited WAPCo on Friday in Lagos The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the theme of the event is Driving Regional Energy The Minister represented by his Chief of Staff Dr Adedapo Odulaja said Nigeria had approximately 209 trillion cubic feet TCF of proven gas reserve with a potential upside of 600TCF This is well placed to take a leading role in providing the much needed gas Furthermore the recently enacted Petroleum Industry Act PIA 2021 will undoubtedly support Nigeria s and indeed the global endeavor to eliminate energy poverty as envisioned in the UN s Sustainable Development Goal SDG The Act has generous incentives to enhance the development distribution penetration and utilisation of gas even as it incentivizes entry into the midstream he said Sylva said Nigeria and Africa should play a leading role in the energy transformation in order to achieve net zero emission with natural gas playing a pivotal role He said the government should therefore persist in expanding the natural gas industry towards global economic recovery and shared prosperity On the 10th year anniversary of WAPCo Sylva said its establishment represents the region s effort at self development and energy security According to him West Africa Gas Pipeline WAGP project objective at inception amongst others seeks to improve the competitiveness of the energy sectors in Ghana Benin and Togo This is by promoting the use of cheaper and environment friendly natural gas from Nigeria in lieu of solid and liquid fuels for power generation and other industrial commercial and domestic uses 10 years down the line the WAGP has literally become the poster child of economic integration in West Africa The synergy that created this fellowship of industry players under the public private partnership banner is the type we currently preach as an administration he said Mr Greg Germani Managing Director WAPCo said from conception through construction all the way through the operational phase of the West African Gas Pipeline WAGP Nigeria had constituted a constant and integral part of the WAGP value chain He said Nigeria shared promise and resources with the rest of the sub region I also salute the vision and courage of ECOWAS and the commitment it took to navigate the complexities of forging a bond of four diverse nations with two private concerns to create this outstanding example of partnership and collaboration As we traveled the entire stretch of the pipeline system celebrating the successes and achievements of the WAGP and sharing our stories I could only pause to marvel at the human spirit Distinguished ladies and gentlemen 10 years of operations will certainly come with obstacles and challenges However WAPCo is now an efficient and dependable natural gas transporter to customers in Benin Togo and Ghana supporting safe cleaner efficient long term and secure power generation from gas supply sources in both Nigeria and Ghana WAPCo continues to focus on maintaining an important safety accomplishment that reflects our passion for and commitment to a strong safety culture he said The Lagos State Commissioner for Energy and Mineral Resources Mr Olalere Odusote said the administration is ready to partner with WAPCo to create more employment for its people Odusote commended the management of the company promoting the use of cheaper and environment friendly natural gas from Nigeria in lieu of solid and liquid fuels He said the government of Lagos would continue to create conducive environment for business to thrive Speaking on behalf of the host communities Olota of Ota Oba Adeyemi Obalanlege said they saw themselves as part of stakeholders of the company Obalanlege said that gas business had generated employment for youths in their communities and assured the management of the company of their usual cooperation NAN also reports that some of the company staff were rewarded with different awards for their outstanding performance NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Nigeria taking steps to expand, develop huge gas resources – Sylva
     The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources Chief Timipre Sylva says government is taking steps to expand and develop its huge gas resources through enhanced gas exploration development and utilisation schemes Sylva disclosed this at the 10th Year Anniversary Celebration of West African Gas Pipeline Company Limited WAPCo on Friday in Lagos The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the theme of the event is Driving Regional Energy The Minister represented by his Chief of Staff Dr Adedapo Odulaja said Nigeria had approximately 209 trillion cubic feet TCF of proven gas reserve with a potential upside of 600TCF This is well placed to take a leading role in providing the much needed gas Furthermore the recently enacted Petroleum Industry Act PIA 2021 will undoubtedly support Nigeria s and indeed the global endeavor to eliminate energy poverty as envisioned in the UN s Sustainable Development Goal SDG The Act has generous incentives to enhance the development distribution penetration and utilisation of gas even as it incentivizes entry into the midstream he said Sylva said Nigeria and Africa should play a leading role in the energy transformation in order to achieve net zero emission with natural gas playing a pivotal role He said the government should therefore persist in expanding the natural gas industry towards global economic recovery and shared prosperity On the 10th year anniversary of WAPCo Sylva said its establishment represents the region s effort at self development and energy security According to him West Africa Gas Pipeline WAGP project objective at inception amongst others seeks to improve the competitiveness of the energy sectors in Ghana Benin and Togo This is by promoting the use of cheaper and environment friendly natural gas from Nigeria in lieu of solid and liquid fuels for power generation and other industrial commercial and domestic uses 10 years down the line the WAGP has literally become the poster child of economic integration in West Africa The synergy that created this fellowship of industry players under the public private partnership banner is the type we currently preach as an administration he said Mr Greg Germani Managing Director WAPCo said from conception through construction all the way through the operational phase of the West African Gas Pipeline WAGP Nigeria had constituted a constant and integral part of the WAGP value chain He said Nigeria shared promise and resources with the rest of the sub region I also salute the vision and courage of ECOWAS and the commitment it took to navigate the complexities of forging a bond of four diverse nations with two private concerns to create this outstanding example of partnership and collaboration As we traveled the entire stretch of the pipeline system celebrating the successes and achievements of the WAGP and sharing our stories I could only pause to marvel at the human spirit Distinguished ladies and gentlemen 10 years of operations will certainly come with obstacles and challenges However WAPCo is now an efficient and dependable natural gas transporter to customers in Benin Togo and Ghana supporting safe cleaner efficient long term and secure power generation from gas supply sources in both Nigeria and Ghana WAPCo continues to focus on maintaining an important safety accomplishment that reflects our passion for and commitment to a strong safety culture he said The Lagos State Commissioner for Energy and Mineral Resources Mr Olalere Odusote said the administration is ready to partner with WAPCo to create more employment for its people Odusote commended the management of the company promoting the use of cheaper and environment friendly natural gas from Nigeria in lieu of solid and liquid fuels He said the government of Lagos would continue to create conducive environment for business to thrive Speaking on behalf of the host communities Olota of Ota Oba Adeyemi Obalanlege said they saw themselves as part of stakeholders of the company Obalanlege said that gas business had generated employment for youths in their communities and assured the management of the company of their usual cooperation NAN also reports that some of the company staff were rewarded with different awards for their outstanding performance NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Nigeria taking steps to expand, develop huge gas resources – Sylva
    Economy6 months ago

    Nigeria taking steps to expand, develop huge gas resources – Sylva

    The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, says government is taking steps to expand and develop its huge gas resources through enhanced gas exploration, development and utilisation schemes.Sylva disclosed this at the 10th-Year Anniversary Celebration of West African Gas Pipeline Company Limited (WAPCo) on Friday, in Lagos.The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the theme of the event is “Driving Regional Energy”.The Minister, represented by his Chief of Staff, Dr Adedapo Odulaja, said Nigeria had approximately 209 trillion cubic feet (TCF) of proven gas reserve, with a potential upside of 600TCF.“This is well placed to take a leading role in providing the much needed gas. Furthermore, the recently enacted Petroleum Industry Act (PIA 2021) will undoubtedly support Nigeria’s, and indeed the global, endeavor to eliminate energy poverty as envisioned in the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal (SDG).“The Act has generous incentives to enhance the development, distribution, penetration, and utilisation of gas, even as it incentivizes entry into the midstream,” he said.Sylva said Nigeria and Africa should play a leading role in the energy transformation in order to achieve net-zero emission with natural gas playing a pivotal role.He said the government should therefore persist in expanding the natural gas industry towards global economic recovery and shared prosperity.On the 10th-year anniversary of WAPCo, Sylva said its establishment represents the region’s effort at self-development and energy security.According to him, West Africa Gas Pipeline (WAGP) project objective at inception, amongst others, seeks to improve the competitiveness of the energy sectors in Ghana, Benin, and Togo.“This is by promoting the use of cheaper and environment-friendly natural gas from Nigeria in lieu of solid and liquid fuels, for power generation and other industrial, commercial, and domestic uses.“10 years down the line, the WAGP has literally become the poster child of economic integration in West Africa.“The synergy that created this fellowship of industry players, under the public-private partnership banner, is the type we currently preach as an administration,” he said.Mr Greg Germani, Managing Director, WAPCo, said from conception through construction, all the way through the operational phase of the West African Gas Pipeline (WAGP), Nigeria had constituted a constant and integral part of the WAGP value chain.He said Nigeria shared promise and resources with the rest of the sub-region.“I also salute the vision and courage of ECOWAS and the commitment it took to navigate the complexities of forging a bond of four diverse nations, with two private concerns, to create this outstanding example of partnership and collaboration.“As we traveled the entire stretch of the pipeline system, celebrating the successes and achievements of the WAGP and sharing our stories, I could only pause to marvel at the human spirit.“Distinguished ladies and gentlemen, 10 years of operations will certainly come with obstacles and challenges.“However, WAPCo is now an efficient and dependable natural gas transporter to customers in Benin, Togo, and Ghana, supporting safe, cleaner, efficient, long-term, and secure power generation from gas supply sources in both Nigeria and Ghana.“WAPCo continues to focus on maintaining an important safety accomplishment that reflects our passion for and commitment to a strong safety culture,” he said.The Lagos State Commissioner for Energy and Mineral Resources, Mr Olalere Odusote, said the administration is ready to partner with WAPCo to create more employment for its people.Odusote commended the management of the company promoting the use of cheaper and environment-friendly natural gas from Nigeria in lieu of solid and liquid fuels.He said the government of Lagos would continue to create conducive environment for business to thrive.Speaking on behalf of the host communities, Olota of Ota, Oba Adeyemi Obalanlege, said they saw themselves as part of stakeholders of the company.   Obalanlege said that gas business had generated employment for youths in their communities, and assured the management of the company of their usual cooperation.   NAN also reports that some of the company staff were rewarded with different awards for their outstanding performance.
     

    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  The Lagos Sector Commander of Federal Road Safety Corps FRSC Corps Commander Olusegun Ogungbemide has encouraged Nigerians to embrace cycling to improve their life span Ogungbemide gave the advice during an event to commemorate the World Bicycle Day 2022 held at Governor s Office Alausa Ikeja Lagos It had as its theme Cycling for Health and Humanity Ogungbemide said the world cycling day was an international directive an outcome of the second General Assembly of the United Nation where it was decided that every June 3 should be used to commemorate world cycling day He said that cycling had many benefits one being that while emission usually occurred during the usage of other means of transportation cycling had no such implications There is no negative health implications for riding bicycle rather it builds health Cycling as a means of transportation saves the environment and does not pollute the environment with emission because it is another means of physical exercise You can see the kind of air that is being perceived with the use of vehicles all over the places on daily basis We are dying gradually because of what we inhale Our advocacy for this year is for us adopt this means of transportation to save our health as well as give value to humanity Ogungbemide said He said that the Lagos State Governor Mr Babajide Sanwo Olu had taken conscious efforts to protect pedestrians and cyclists as the government committed to building dedicated roads for cycling in the state Ogungbemide said that cycling was not encouraged on the highways He said that cyclers were permitted to operate on hinter roads but could only cycle on the highways during tournaments as they were protected during such exercises On the benefits of using bicycle the Sector Commander said it is affordable safe as well as user and environmental friendly Ogungbemide said that due to global warming people are encouraged to use bicycle in the inner roads Part of the advantage of cycling as means of transportation is that it is safe to the environment it gives life and increases life span What we witnessed during the lockdown is that we are able to see people riding their bicycles around the area without paying for transportation he said He said that the command commemorated the 4th edition of United Nations World Bicycle Day with the FT Cycle Club Lekki The News Agency of Nigeria reports that cyclists who rode from Lekki to Ikeja joined the command at the Lagos State Governor s Office Lagos House Alausa Ikeja Sanwo Olu who was represented by the Commissioner for Energy and Mineral Resources Mr Olalere Odusote said that riding bicycle usually promotes good health and sustainable environment Sanwo Olu said that the Lagos State Government had keyed into the United Nations Development Goal in collaboration with Masser Awakike private organisations and launched a pilot phase for Lagos Bike Shared Scheme with 1 000 bikes He said that under the scheme bicycles were made available for shared used to individuals on a short time basis and for token fees Sanwo Olu said that the State Government under the Lagos State Metropolitan Area Transport Authority LAMATA had developed a non motorised transport policy which would soon be incorporated into the Lagos Transport Law He said that the policy is aimed at developing infrastructure for pedestrian and cycling traffic in the state Sanwo Olu encouraged Lagos residents to embrace bicycle riding in a safe environment such as estates and other places where low vehicular activities take place He appealed to motorist to exercise caution and give due consideration to the safety of bicycle riders on the roads Sanwo Olu said that as a way of encouraging cycling culture in the state the government ensured some that new roads were designed with the provision of bicycle lane NAN reports that Odosote was accompanied by the Secretary to Lagos State Chief of Staff Mrs Temitope Opeagbe and other members of Lagos House A Cycling Coach Lookman Oyebola said that the fourth edition of cycling was encouraging and pleaded with the state government to build a velodrome where cyclists could train up to professional level According to him Nigeria has been winning medals hence the need to motivate cyclers by improving roads infrastructure and activities to encourage more participation Also Miss Kate Oyewole a participant commended the FRSC for showcasing what they loved doing She appealed to the government to assist in providing them with bicycles as most persons interested in cycling could not afford them A 12 year old cyclist Ibrahim Ashiru who rode from Lekki to Ikeja pleaded with government to encourage cycling profession AIC NAN
    FRSC advises Nigerians on cycling to improve life span
     The Lagos Sector Commander of Federal Road Safety Corps FRSC Corps Commander Olusegun Ogungbemide has encouraged Nigerians to embrace cycling to improve their life span Ogungbemide gave the advice during an event to commemorate the World Bicycle Day 2022 held at Governor s Office Alausa Ikeja Lagos It had as its theme Cycling for Health and Humanity Ogungbemide said the world cycling day was an international directive an outcome of the second General Assembly of the United Nation where it was decided that every June 3 should be used to commemorate world cycling day He said that cycling had many benefits one being that while emission usually occurred during the usage of other means of transportation cycling had no such implications There is no negative health implications for riding bicycle rather it builds health Cycling as a means of transportation saves the environment and does not pollute the environment with emission because it is another means of physical exercise You can see the kind of air that is being perceived with the use of vehicles all over the places on daily basis We are dying gradually because of what we inhale Our advocacy for this year is for us adopt this means of transportation to save our health as well as give value to humanity Ogungbemide said He said that the Lagos State Governor Mr Babajide Sanwo Olu had taken conscious efforts to protect pedestrians and cyclists as the government committed to building dedicated roads for cycling in the state Ogungbemide said that cycling was not encouraged on the highways He said that cyclers were permitted to operate on hinter roads but could only cycle on the highways during tournaments as they were protected during such exercises On the benefits of using bicycle the Sector Commander said it is affordable safe as well as user and environmental friendly Ogungbemide said that due to global warming people are encouraged to use bicycle in the inner roads Part of the advantage of cycling as means of transportation is that it is safe to the environment it gives life and increases life span What we witnessed during the lockdown is that we are able to see people riding their bicycles around the area without paying for transportation he said He said that the command commemorated the 4th edition of United Nations World Bicycle Day with the FT Cycle Club Lekki The News Agency of Nigeria reports that cyclists who rode from Lekki to Ikeja joined the command at the Lagos State Governor s Office Lagos House Alausa Ikeja Sanwo Olu who was represented by the Commissioner for Energy and Mineral Resources Mr Olalere Odusote said that riding bicycle usually promotes good health and sustainable environment Sanwo Olu said that the Lagos State Government had keyed into the United Nations Development Goal in collaboration with Masser Awakike private organisations and launched a pilot phase for Lagos Bike Shared Scheme with 1 000 bikes He said that under the scheme bicycles were made available for shared used to individuals on a short time basis and for token fees Sanwo Olu said that the State Government under the Lagos State Metropolitan Area Transport Authority LAMATA had developed a non motorised transport policy which would soon be incorporated into the Lagos Transport Law He said that the policy is aimed at developing infrastructure for pedestrian and cycling traffic in the state Sanwo Olu encouraged Lagos residents to embrace bicycle riding in a safe environment such as estates and other places where low vehicular activities take place He appealed to motorist to exercise caution and give due consideration to the safety of bicycle riders on the roads Sanwo Olu said that as a way of encouraging cycling culture in the state the government ensured some that new roads were designed with the provision of bicycle lane NAN reports that Odosote was accompanied by the Secretary to Lagos State Chief of Staff Mrs Temitope Opeagbe and other members of Lagos House A Cycling Coach Lookman Oyebola said that the fourth edition of cycling was encouraging and pleaded with the state government to build a velodrome where cyclists could train up to professional level According to him Nigeria has been winning medals hence the need to motivate cyclers by improving roads infrastructure and activities to encourage more participation Also Miss Kate Oyewole a participant commended the FRSC for showcasing what they loved doing She appealed to the government to assist in providing them with bicycles as most persons interested in cycling could not afford them A 12 year old cyclist Ibrahim Ashiru who rode from Lekki to Ikeja pleaded with government to encourage cycling profession AIC NAN
    FRSC advises Nigerians on cycling to improve life span
    General news6 months ago

    FRSC advises Nigerians on cycling to improve life span

    The Lagos Sector Commander of Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Corps Commander, Olusegun Ogungbemide, has  encouraged Nigerians to embrace cycling to improve their life span.Ogungbemide gave the advice during an event to commemorate the World Bicycle Day 2022, held at Governor’s Office, Alausa Ikeja, Lagos.It had as its theme: “Cycling for Health and Humanity”.Ogungbemide said the world cycling day was an international directive, an outcome of the second General Assembly of the United Nation where it was decided that every June 3 should be used to commemorate world cycling day.He said that cycling had many benefits, one being that while emission usually occurred during the usage of other means of transportation, cycling had no such implications.“There is  no negative health implications for riding bicycle, rather it builds health.“Cycling as a means of transportation saves the environment and does  not pollute the environment with emission because it is another means of physical exercise.“You can see the kind of air that is being perceived with the use of vehicles all over the places on daily basis. We are dying gradually because of what we inhale.” Our advocacy for this year is for us adopt this means of transportation to save our health as well as give value to humanity,”Ogungbemide said.He said that the Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, had taken conscious efforts to protect  pedestrians and cyclists as the  government committed to building dedicated roads for cycling in the state.Ogungbemide said that cycling was not encouraged on the highways.He said that cyclers were permitted to operate on hinter roads but could only cycle on the highways during tournaments as they were protected  during such  exercises.On the benefits of using bicycle, the Sector Commander said  it is affordable, safe as well as user and environmental friendly.Ogungbemide said that due to global warming, people are encouraged to use bicycle in the inner roads.“Part of the advantage of cycling as means of transportation is that it is safe to the environment, it gives life and increases life span.” What we witnessed during the lockdown, is that we are able to see people riding their bicycles around the area without paying for transportation,” he saidHe said that the command commemorated the 4th edition of United Nations World Bicycle Day with the FT Cycle Club Lekki.The News Agency of Nigeria reports that cyclists who rode from Lekki to Ikeja joined the command at the Lagos State Governor’s Office, Lagos House,  Alausa Ikeja.Sanwo-Olu, who was represented by the Commissioner for Energy and Mineral Resources, Mr Olalere Odusote, said that  riding bicycle usually promotes good health and sustainable environment.Sanwo-Olu said that the Lagos State Government had keyed into the United Nations Development Goal in collaboration with Masser Awakike, private organisations and launched a pilot phase for Lagos Bike Shared Scheme with 1,000 bikesHe said that under the scheme bicycles were made available for shared used to individuals on a short time basis  and for token fees.Sanwo-Olu said that the State Government under the Lagos State Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (LAMATA) had developed a non-motorised transport policy which would soon be incorporated into the Lagos Transport Law.He said that the policy is aimed at developing infrastructure for pedestrian and cycling traffic in the state.Sanwo-Olu, encouraged Lagos residents to embrace bicycle riding in a safe environment such as estates and other places where low vehicular activities take place.He appealed to motorist to exercise caution and give due consideration to the safety of bicycle riders on the roads.Sanwo-Olu said that as a way of encouraging cycling culture in the state, the government ensured some that  new roads were designed with the provision of bicycle lane.NAN reports that Odosote was accompanied by the  Secretary to Lagos State Chief of Staff, Mrs Temitope Opeagbe and other members of Lagos House.A Cycling Coach, Lookman Oyebola, said that the fourth edition of cycling was encouraging and pleaded with the state government to build a velodrome where cyclists could train up to  professional level.According to him, Nigeria has been winning medals hence the need to motivate cyclers by improving roads, infrastructure and activities to encourage more participation.Also, Miss Kate Oyewole, a participant, commended the FRSC for showcasing what they loved doing.She appealed to the government to assist in providing them with bicycles as most persons interested in cycling could not afford them.A 12-year-old cyclist, Ibrahim Ashiru, who rode from Lekki to Ikeja, pleaded with government to encourage cycling profession.AIC

    (NAN)

  •   On Wednesday the Lagos state government released the Lagos State Electricity Policy aimed at providing a cleaner more reliable affordable and uninterrupted power supply to residents Speaking at the policy presentation organized by Energy and Mineral Resources the Governor of Lagos State Mr Babajide Sanwo Olu said that what residents wanted was a regular electricity supply Sanwo Olu said that the electricity policy articulates the constitutional legal engineering and commercial foundations to create a viable sub national electricity system that meets the energy needs of the state He said that a viable sub national electricity system would allow the socioeconomic growth of Lagos and the nation in general LR the Lagos Commissioner for Energy and Mineral Resources Mr Lere Odusote representative of the president of the Power Commission of the House of Representatives Mr Simon Atigwe Governor Babajide Sanwo Olu Member of the Legislative Assembly of the State of Lagos Mr Folajimi Mohammed and the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources Mrs Sola Shasore during the presentation of the stakeholders of the Lagos Electricity Policy at Eko Hotels and Suites Isla Victoria Wednesday December 8 of 2021According to him the state moved to explore alternative energy supply channels in response to growing demand brought about new residential and industrial areas The energy requirement that will keep Lagos economy on the growth path has far exceeded the current 1 000 megawatts supplied from the national grid requiring the movement to explore alternative sources Given the status of Lagos State as the commercial hub and economic center of Nigeria we strongly believe that achieving universal access to electricity in the state will accelerate the same in other parts of the country There will be no economic development without sustainable energy The economy needs energy to function and our goal as a government is to provide sustainable reliable and affordable electricity to all residents The electricity policy that is released today not only articulates the problems of the sector it is also futuristic in the implementation of its provisions he said Sanwo Olu said the state will increase the purchase of prepaid meters for distribution to residents as part of the implementation of the electricity policy He said this would promote transparency in the supply chain while curbing electricity theft and discouraging estimated billing from suppliers The governor said that the goals of the electricity policy would only be achievable if private partners showed the same commitment as the government to increase capacity in the off grid generation and distribution network As a government we believe that one person cannot do everything We need ideas and knowledge from each other and we form a real partnership for coordination in the implementation of this framework We must continue to secure profitable partnerships to drive investment be bold and responsible he said LR Member of the Legislative Assembly of the State of Lagos Mr Folajimi Mohammed Governor Babajide Sanwo Olu and Energy and Mineral Resources Commissioner Lere Odusote during the Lagos Electricity Policy stakeholder presentation at Eko Hotels and Suites Victoria Island Wednesday December 8 2021In his welcoming address the Commissioner of Energy and Mineral Resources Mr Olalere Odusote said that the government was committed to improving the electricity supply in the state Odusote said that the electricity policy would define and describe the short medium and long term requirements to guarantee a universal clean affordable and interrupted electricity supply for residents He said that one of the important roles of the policy was that it would help establish and promote the Lagos Electricity Market LEM The commissioner said that the electricity policy in addition to clarifying the constitutional and legal framework for guaranteeing investors also provided for the establishment of an autonomous regulatory body and an independent system operator He said the Lagos government would depend on its partnership with industry players on well financed and well managed generation transmission and distribution Source NAN
    Lagos unveils electricity policy for reliable, affordable energy
      On Wednesday the Lagos state government released the Lagos State Electricity Policy aimed at providing a cleaner more reliable affordable and uninterrupted power supply to residents Speaking at the policy presentation organized by Energy and Mineral Resources the Governor of Lagos State Mr Babajide Sanwo Olu said that what residents wanted was a regular electricity supply Sanwo Olu said that the electricity policy articulates the constitutional legal engineering and commercial foundations to create a viable sub national electricity system that meets the energy needs of the state He said that a viable sub national electricity system would allow the socioeconomic growth of Lagos and the nation in general LR the Lagos Commissioner for Energy and Mineral Resources Mr Lere Odusote representative of the president of the Power Commission of the House of Representatives Mr Simon Atigwe Governor Babajide Sanwo Olu Member of the Legislative Assembly of the State of Lagos Mr Folajimi Mohammed and the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources Mrs Sola Shasore during the presentation of the stakeholders of the Lagos Electricity Policy at Eko Hotels and Suites Isla Victoria Wednesday December 8 of 2021According to him the state moved to explore alternative energy supply channels in response to growing demand brought about new residential and industrial areas The energy requirement that will keep Lagos economy on the growth path has far exceeded the current 1 000 megawatts supplied from the national grid requiring the movement to explore alternative sources Given the status of Lagos State as the commercial hub and economic center of Nigeria we strongly believe that achieving universal access to electricity in the state will accelerate the same in other parts of the country There will be no economic development without sustainable energy The economy needs energy to function and our goal as a government is to provide sustainable reliable and affordable electricity to all residents The electricity policy that is released today not only articulates the problems of the sector it is also futuristic in the implementation of its provisions he said Sanwo Olu said the state will increase the purchase of prepaid meters for distribution to residents as part of the implementation of the electricity policy He said this would promote transparency in the supply chain while curbing electricity theft and discouraging estimated billing from suppliers The governor said that the goals of the electricity policy would only be achievable if private partners showed the same commitment as the government to increase capacity in the off grid generation and distribution network As a government we believe that one person cannot do everything We need ideas and knowledge from each other and we form a real partnership for coordination in the implementation of this framework We must continue to secure profitable partnerships to drive investment be bold and responsible he said LR Member of the Legislative Assembly of the State of Lagos Mr Folajimi Mohammed Governor Babajide Sanwo Olu and Energy and Mineral Resources Commissioner Lere Odusote during the Lagos Electricity Policy stakeholder presentation at Eko Hotels and Suites Victoria Island Wednesday December 8 2021In his welcoming address the Commissioner of Energy and Mineral Resources Mr Olalere Odusote said that the government was committed to improving the electricity supply in the state Odusote said that the electricity policy would define and describe the short medium and long term requirements to guarantee a universal clean affordable and interrupted electricity supply for residents He said that one of the important roles of the policy was that it would help establish and promote the Lagos Electricity Market LEM The commissioner said that the electricity policy in addition to clarifying the constitutional and legal framework for guaranteeing investors also provided for the establishment of an autonomous regulatory body and an independent system operator He said the Lagos government would depend on its partnership with industry players on well financed and well managed generation transmission and distribution Source NAN
    Lagos unveils electricity policy for reliable, affordable energy
    General news12 months ago

    Lagos unveils electricity policy for reliable, affordable energy

    On Wednesday, the Lagos state government released the "Lagos State Electricity Policy", aimed at providing a cleaner, more reliable, affordable and uninterrupted power supply to residents.

    Speaking at the policy presentation, organized by Energy and Mineral Resources, the Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, said that what residents wanted was a regular electricity supply.

    Sanwo-Olu said that the electricity policy articulates the constitutional, legal, engineering and commercial foundations to create a viable sub-national electricity system that meets the energy needs of the state.

    He said that a viable sub-national electricity system would allow the socioeconomic growth of Lagos and the nation in general.

    LR: the Lagos Commissioner for Energy and Mineral Resources, Mr. Lere Odusote; representative of the president of the Power Commission of the House of Representatives, Mr. Simon Atigwe; Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu; Member of the Legislative Assembly of the State of Lagos, Mr. Folajimi Mohammed and the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, Mrs. Sola Shasore during the presentation of the stakeholders of the Lagos Electricity Policy, at Eko Hotels and Suites, Isla Victoria, Wednesday, December. 8 of 2021

    According to him, the state moved to explore alternative energy supply channels, in response to growing demand, brought about new residential and industrial areas.

    “The energy requirement that will keep Lagos' economy on the growth path has far exceeded the current 1,000 megawatts supplied from the national grid, requiring the movement to explore alternative sources.

    “Given the status of Lagos State as the commercial hub and economic center of Nigeria, we strongly believe that achieving universal access to electricity in the state will accelerate the same in other parts of the country.

    “There will be no economic development without sustainable energy. The economy needs energy to function and our goal as a government is to provide sustainable, reliable and affordable electricity to all residents.

    "The electricity policy that is released today not only articulates the problems of the sector, it is also futuristic in the implementation of its provisions," he said.

    Sanwo-Olu said the state will increase the purchase of prepaid meters for distribution to residents, as part of the implementation of the electricity policy.

    He said this would promote transparency in the supply chain, while curbing electricity theft and discouraging estimated billing from suppliers.

    The governor said that the goals of the electricity policy would only be achievable if private partners showed the same commitment as the government to increase capacity in the off-grid generation and distribution network.

    “As a government, we believe that one person cannot do everything. We need ideas and knowledge from each other, and we form a real partnership for coordination in the implementation of this framework.

    "We must continue to secure profitable partnerships to drive investment, be bold and responsible," he said.

    LR: Member of the Legislative Assembly of the State of Lagos, Mr. Folajimi Mohammed; Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu and Energy and Mineral Resources Commissioner Lere Odusote during the Lagos Electricity Policy stakeholder presentation, at Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island, Wednesday, December 8, 2021

    In his welcoming address, the Commissioner of Energy and Mineral Resources, Mr. Olalere Odusote, said that the government was committed to improving the electricity supply in the state.

    Odusote said that the electricity policy would define and describe the short, medium and long-term requirements to guarantee a universal, clean, affordable and interrupted electricity supply for residents.

    He said that one of the important roles of the policy was that it would help establish and promote the Lagos Electricity Market (LEM).

    The commissioner said that the electricity policy, in addition to clarifying the constitutional and legal framework for guaranteeing investors, also provided for the establishment of an autonomous regulatory body and an independent system operator.

    He said the Lagos government would depend on its partnership with industry players, on well-financed and well-managed generation, transmission and distribution.

    Source: NAN

  •   The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources Chief Timipre Sylva on Wednesday inaugurated the 8 400 Metric Tonnes MT Liquified Petroleum Gas LPG terminal built by Techno Oil in Kirikiri Lagos Inaugurating the gas terminal the minister said that Nigeria had earmarked the year 2020 to be the beginning of the decade of gas This he said is a period in which the national economy was planned for expansion and powering by the abundant natural gas resources of the country Sylva said central to such national aspiration was the deepening of LPG known as cooking gas penetration He said that the deepening was to reach a point whereby both domestic and commercial food cooking was expected to be fueled by LPG The minister said with an LPG cylinder manufacturing plant of five million per annum and commissioning of the 8 400MT automated terminal the company was no doubt set to provide end to end solution in the domestic LPG industry The commissioning of this facility is definitely a good contribution to the two aspirations mentioned above in addition to environment protection job and wealth creation by reducing deforestation and greenhouse emissions and promoting domestic gas value chain development With the inauguration of this facility there are now 12 LPG depots in the country with a total storage capacity of 69 698MT However the Nigerian LPG market is still not saturated there are huge opportunities for further investments in the entire domestic gas value chain These include gas processing transportation and distribution storage retail manufacturing of equipment and provision of services he said Sylva who was represented by Dr Musa Zaki Deputy Director Department of Petroleum Resources DPR commended the company on its great milestone both in its operation and in meeting the national aspiration The Governor of Lagos State Mr Babajide Sanwo olu said gas remains an integral feature in his administration s quest to make Lagos a 21st Century economy Sanwo olu was represented by Mr Olalere Odusote the Commissioner for Energy and Mineral Resources He said that he strongly believed that pivoting Lagos State to a gas powered economy would offer an array of economic and environmental benefits to its residents Developments such as this will help to promote and deepen domestic LPG utilisation across the State consequently reducing the State s carbon footprint and ultimately benefiting the people of Lagos State and Nigeria as a whole As the major economic commercial and financial nerve centre of the federation as well as the fifth largest economy in Africa Lagos State is a major strategic hub for the downstream sector of the oil amp gas industry We are a host to strategically located petroleum product storage facilities and primed for the growth in gas usage Lagos is by far the largest consumer of petroleum and gas products in Nigeria Indeed in establishing this 8 400 ton capacity LPG Coastal Storage Terminal in Lagos TECHNO Oil has made a strategic investment significant step that will accelerate and deepen the growth of LPG to help diversify the economy grow revenue and create jobs he said In her speech Mrs Nkechi Obi the Group Managing Director Chief Executive Officer Techno Oil saidthe terminal commissioned would generate up to 2 000 jobs in the months ahead Obi pleaded with the Federal Government to come to the rescue of Nigerian industrialists in their bid to contribute to the economic growth of the nation We plead with government to provide funding to industrialists in building key facilities such as the one being commissioned Government should consider reactivating its butanization plants and also building new ones across the country to guarantee LPG availability nationwide Similarly it is also time for government to embark on media campaign to sensitize the populace on the benefits of LPG over other cooking fuels More so government agencies and regulatory bodies should enforce the rules to sanitise the space for a safe and profitable business environment We remain thankful to the Lagos State government for being a worthy host by providing the much appreciated conducive environment for our business to thrive This is yet another of our numerous projects that is being hosted in Lagos we thank you from the bottom of our heart Last year our five million annual cylinder plant was commissioned by the Vice President Prof Yemi Osibanjo she said Edited By Oluwole Sogunle Source NAN
    Sylva inaugurates Techno Oil 8,400MT LPG terminal in Lagos
      The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources Chief Timipre Sylva on Wednesday inaugurated the 8 400 Metric Tonnes MT Liquified Petroleum Gas LPG terminal built by Techno Oil in Kirikiri Lagos Inaugurating the gas terminal the minister said that Nigeria had earmarked the year 2020 to be the beginning of the decade of gas This he said is a period in which the national economy was planned for expansion and powering by the abundant natural gas resources of the country Sylva said central to such national aspiration was the deepening of LPG known as cooking gas penetration He said that the deepening was to reach a point whereby both domestic and commercial food cooking was expected to be fueled by LPG The minister said with an LPG cylinder manufacturing plant of five million per annum and commissioning of the 8 400MT automated terminal the company was no doubt set to provide end to end solution in the domestic LPG industry The commissioning of this facility is definitely a good contribution to the two aspirations mentioned above in addition to environment protection job and wealth creation by reducing deforestation and greenhouse emissions and promoting domestic gas value chain development With the inauguration of this facility there are now 12 LPG depots in the country with a total storage capacity of 69 698MT However the Nigerian LPG market is still not saturated there are huge opportunities for further investments in the entire domestic gas value chain These include gas processing transportation and distribution storage retail manufacturing of equipment and provision of services he said Sylva who was represented by Dr Musa Zaki Deputy Director Department of Petroleum Resources DPR commended the company on its great milestone both in its operation and in meeting the national aspiration The Governor of Lagos State Mr Babajide Sanwo olu said gas remains an integral feature in his administration s quest to make Lagos a 21st Century economy Sanwo olu was represented by Mr Olalere Odusote the Commissioner for Energy and Mineral Resources He said that he strongly believed that pivoting Lagos State to a gas powered economy would offer an array of economic and environmental benefits to its residents Developments such as this will help to promote and deepen domestic LPG utilisation across the State consequently reducing the State s carbon footprint and ultimately benefiting the people of Lagos State and Nigeria as a whole As the major economic commercial and financial nerve centre of the federation as well as the fifth largest economy in Africa Lagos State is a major strategic hub for the downstream sector of the oil amp gas industry We are a host to strategically located petroleum product storage facilities and primed for the growth in gas usage Lagos is by far the largest consumer of petroleum and gas products in Nigeria Indeed in establishing this 8 400 ton capacity LPG Coastal Storage Terminal in Lagos TECHNO Oil has made a strategic investment significant step that will accelerate and deepen the growth of LPG to help diversify the economy grow revenue and create jobs he said In her speech Mrs Nkechi Obi the Group Managing Director Chief Executive Officer Techno Oil saidthe terminal commissioned would generate up to 2 000 jobs in the months ahead Obi pleaded with the Federal Government to come to the rescue of Nigerian industrialists in their bid to contribute to the economic growth of the nation We plead with government to provide funding to industrialists in building key facilities such as the one being commissioned Government should consider reactivating its butanization plants and also building new ones across the country to guarantee LPG availability nationwide Similarly it is also time for government to embark on media campaign to sensitize the populace on the benefits of LPG over other cooking fuels More so government agencies and regulatory bodies should enforce the rules to sanitise the space for a safe and profitable business environment We remain thankful to the Lagos State government for being a worthy host by providing the much appreciated conducive environment for our business to thrive This is yet another of our numerous projects that is being hosted in Lagos we thank you from the bottom of our heart Last year our five million annual cylinder plant was commissioned by the Vice President Prof Yemi Osibanjo she said Edited By Oluwole Sogunle Source NAN
    Sylva inaugurates Techno Oil 8,400MT LPG terminal in Lagos
    Oil & Gas2 years ago

    Sylva inaugurates Techno Oil 8,400MT LPG terminal in Lagos

    The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, on Wednesday inaugurated the 8,400 Metric Tonnes (MT) Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG)  terminal built by Techno Oil in Kirikiri, Lagos.

    Inaugurating the gas terminal, the minister said that Nigeria had earmarked the year 2020 to be the beginning of the decade of gas.

    This, he said, is a period in which the national economy was planned for expansion and powering by the abundant natural gas resources of the country.

    Sylva said central to such national aspiration was the deepening of LPG, known as cooking gas, penetration.

    He said that the deepening was to reach a point whereby both domestic and commercial food cooking was expected to be fueled by LPG.

    The minister said with an LPG cylinder manufacturing plant of five million per annum and commissioning of the 8,400MT automated terminal, the company was no doubt set to provide end to end solution in the domestic LPG industry.

    “The commissioning of this facility is definitely a good contribution to the two aspirations mentioned above in addition to environment protection, job and wealth creation by reducing deforestation and greenhouse emissions and promoting domestic gas value chain development.

    “With the inauguration of this facility, there are now 12 LPG depots in the country, with a total storage capacity of 69,698MT.

    “However, the Nigerian LPG market is still not saturated, there are huge opportunities for further investments in the entire domestic gas value chain.

    “These include gas processing, transportation and distribution, storage, retail, manufacturing of equipment and provision of services,” he said.

    Sylva, who was represented by  Dr Musa Zaki, Deputy Director, Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), commended the company on its great milestone, both in its operation and in meeting the national aspiration.

    The Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo-olu, said gas remains an integral feature in his administration’s quest to make Lagos a 21st Century economy.

    Sanwo-olu was represented  by Mr Olalere Odusote, the Commissioner for Energy and Mineral Resources.

    He said that he strongly believed that pivoting Lagos State to a gas-powered economy would offer an array of economic and environmental benefits to its residents.

    “Developments such as this will help to promote and deepen domestic LPG utilisation across the State, consequently reducing the State’s carbon footprint and ultimately benefiting the people of Lagos State and Nigeria as a whole.

    “As the major economic, commercial, and financial nerve centre of the federation, as well as the fifth largest economy in Africa, Lagos State is a major strategic hub for the downstream sector of the oil & gas industry.

    “We are a host to strategically located petroleum product storage facilities and primed for the growth in gas usage.

    “Lagos is by far the largest consumer of petroleum and gas products in Nigeria.

    “Indeed, in establishing this 8,400-ton capacity LPG Coastal Storage Terminal in Lagos, TECHNO Oil has made a strategic investment, significant step that will accelerate and deepen the growth of LPG to help diversify the economy, grow revenue and create jobs,” he said.

    In her speech, Mrs Nkechi Obi, the Group Managing Director/ Chief Executive Officer, Techno Oil, said

    the terminal commissioned would  generate up to 2,000 jobs in the months ahead.

    Obi pleaded with the Federal Government to come to the rescue of Nigerian industrialists in their bid to contribute to the economic growth of the nation.

    “We plead with government to provide funding to industrialists in building key facilities such as the one being commissioned.

    “Government should consider reactivating its butanization plants and also building new ones across the country to guarantee LPG availability nationwide.

    “Similarly, it is also time for government to embark on media campaign to sensitize the populace on the benefits of LPG over other cooking fuels.

    “More so, government agencies and regulatory bodies should enforce the rules to sanitise the space for a safe and profitable business environment.

    “We remain thankful to the Lagos State government for being a worthy host by providing the much appreciated conducive environment for our business to thrive.

    “This is yet another of our numerous projects that is being hosted in Lagos; we thank you from the bottom of our heart.

    “Last year, our five million annual cylinder plant was commissioned by the Vice President, Prof Yemi Osibanjo,” she said.


    Edited By: Oluwole Sogunle
    Source: NAN

  •  The Federal Government in collaboration with Eko Electricity Distribution Company EKEDC on Friday flagged off the distribution of free meters to customers under the National Mass Metering Programme NMMP The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Mr Adeoye Fadeyibi Managing Director EKEDC flagged off the programme at the Orile Ijora Districts in Surulere area of Lagos State Fadeyibi said that free single and three phase meters would be installed for 100 000 EKEDC customers in the first phase of the NMMP initiated by the President Muhammadu Buhari s administration According to him the move is to bridge the metering gap in the country which stands at 59 6 per cent He said the programme was being supported by the Lagos State Government and meter manufacturers Mojec Asset Management Company Limited and Momas Electricity Meters Manufacturing Company Limited Fadeyibi said The mass metering programme is a welcome development and a boost to the deepening of the Nigeria Electricity Supply Industry NESI The programme couldn t have come at a better time than now given the impact of the COVID 19 pandemic on businesses and household income We are happy for the initiative and acknowledge government s renewed desire to improve the power supply and bridge the metering gap Electricity as we all know is an important essential need of any society and we all have acknowledged the menace of the estimated billing both on the customers and even us as a business It is my belief that with this mass metering initiative we can begin to say we are on a path to better days ahead In the next 18 to 24 months over six million meters will be distributed across households in the country and for us at Eko we will be rolling out over 100 000 meters in the next few weeks in the first phase of the programme He said that all hands must be on deck to support the industry in stamping out energy theft through meter tampering and free riders Fadeyibi said the EKEDC would continue to strive to render better services to customers under its operational network and solicited for their support in actualising the objective Also Mr Olalere Odusote Lagos State Commissioner for Energy and Mineral Resources said the government has been working with the DisCos to ensure that the whole of Lagos was metered by the end of the current administration Odusote however enjoined the people to pay for energy consumed noting that this would prevent shortfall in the NESI for the benefit of all stakeholders On her part Ms Chantelle Abdul Managing Director Mojec Asset Management Company Limited said the programme would create jobs for Nigerian youths and keep them off the street Two community leaders who spoke Mr Gabriel Omotosho and Mr Awila Banigo commended the government and EKEDC for initiating the programme According to them the initiative will put an end to disputes caused by estimated billings Edited By Vivian Ihechu Source NAN
    FG, EKEDC flag off distribution of free meters to 100,000 customers in Lagos
     The Federal Government in collaboration with Eko Electricity Distribution Company EKEDC on Friday flagged off the distribution of free meters to customers under the National Mass Metering Programme NMMP The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Mr Adeoye Fadeyibi Managing Director EKEDC flagged off the programme at the Orile Ijora Districts in Surulere area of Lagos State Fadeyibi said that free single and three phase meters would be installed for 100 000 EKEDC customers in the first phase of the NMMP initiated by the President Muhammadu Buhari s administration According to him the move is to bridge the metering gap in the country which stands at 59 6 per cent He said the programme was being supported by the Lagos State Government and meter manufacturers Mojec Asset Management Company Limited and Momas Electricity Meters Manufacturing Company Limited Fadeyibi said The mass metering programme is a welcome development and a boost to the deepening of the Nigeria Electricity Supply Industry NESI The programme couldn t have come at a better time than now given the impact of the COVID 19 pandemic on businesses and household income We are happy for the initiative and acknowledge government s renewed desire to improve the power supply and bridge the metering gap Electricity as we all know is an important essential need of any society and we all have acknowledged the menace of the estimated billing both on the customers and even us as a business It is my belief that with this mass metering initiative we can begin to say we are on a path to better days ahead In the next 18 to 24 months over six million meters will be distributed across households in the country and for us at Eko we will be rolling out over 100 000 meters in the next few weeks in the first phase of the programme He said that all hands must be on deck to support the industry in stamping out energy theft through meter tampering and free riders Fadeyibi said the EKEDC would continue to strive to render better services to customers under its operational network and solicited for their support in actualising the objective Also Mr Olalere Odusote Lagos State Commissioner for Energy and Mineral Resources said the government has been working with the DisCos to ensure that the whole of Lagos was metered by the end of the current administration Odusote however enjoined the people to pay for energy consumed noting that this would prevent shortfall in the NESI for the benefit of all stakeholders On her part Ms Chantelle Abdul Managing Director Mojec Asset Management Company Limited said the programme would create jobs for Nigerian youths and keep them off the street Two community leaders who spoke Mr Gabriel Omotosho and Mr Awila Banigo commended the government and EKEDC for initiating the programme According to them the initiative will put an end to disputes caused by estimated billings Edited By Vivian Ihechu Source NAN
    FG, EKEDC flag off distribution of free meters to 100,000 customers in Lagos
    Economy2 years ago

    FG, EKEDC flag off distribution of free meters to 100,000 customers in Lagos

    The Federal Government in collaboration with Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) on Friday flagged off the distribution of free meters to customers under the National Mass Metering Programme (NMMP).

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Mr Adeoye Fadeyibi, Managing Director, EKEDC, flagged off the programme at the Orile/Ijora Districts in Surulere area of Lagos State.

    Fadeyibi said that free single and three phase meters would be installed for 100, 000 EKEDC customers in the first phase of the NMMP initiated by the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.

    According to him, the move is to bridge the metering gap in the country which stands at 59.6 per cent.

    He said the programme was being supported by the Lagos State Government and meter manufacturers, Mojec Asset Management Company Limited and Momas Electricity Meters Manufacturing Company Limited.

    Fadeyibi said : “The mass metering programme is a welcome development and a boost to the deepening of the Nigeria Electricity Supply Industry (NESI).

    “The programme couldn’t have come at a better time than now given the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on businesses and household income.

    “We are happy for the initiative and acknowledge government’s renewed desire to improve the power supply and bridge the metering gap.

    “Electricity as we all know is an important essential need of any society and we all have acknowledged the menace of the estimated billing both on the customers and even us as a business.

    “ It is my belief that with this mass metering initiative we can begin to say we are on a path to better days ahead.

     

    “In the next 18 to 24 months, over six million meters will be distributed across households in the country and for us at Eko, we will be rolling out over 100,000 meters in the next few weeks in the first phase of the programme.’’

     

    He said that all hands must be on deck to support the industry in stamping out energy theft through meter tampering and free riders.

     

    Fadeyibi said the EKEDC would continue to strive to render better services to customers under its operational network and solicited for their support in actualising the objective.

    Also, Mr Olalere Odusote, Lagos State Commissioner for Energy and Mineral Resources,  said the government has been working with the DisCos to ensure that the whole of Lagos was metered by the end of the current administration.

     

    Odusote, however, enjoined the people to pay for energy consumed, noting that this would prevent shortfall in the NESI for the benefit of all stakeholders.

     

    On her part, Ms Chantelle Abdul, Managing Director, Mojec Asset Management Company Limited, said the programme would create jobs for Nigerian youths and keep them off the street.

     

    Two community leaders who spoke, Mr Gabriel Omotosho and Mr Awila Banigo, commended the government and EKEDC for initiating the programme.

     

    According to them, the initiative will  put an end to disputes caused by estimated billings.

     

     


    Edited By: Vivian Ihechu
    Source: NAN

  •  The Lagos State Government has collaborated with Access Bank toward ensuring local solutions for affordable electricity meters for residents The Lagos State Commissioner for Energy and Mineral Resources Mr Olalere Odusote said at the second day of the Lagos Smart Meter Hackathon event in Victoria Island that the state government was determined to provide adequate and affordable electricity supply to residents Odusote said that the Lagos Smart Meter Hackathon would help to facilitate the design and production of meters that would accelerate efforts toward achieving improvement in energy distribution monitoring and prevention of revenue leakage He said that many talented innovators had applied for the Hackathon while 10 submissions were shortlisted for the competition which had N7 million at stake for two winners in the categories of hardware and software The News Agency of Nigeria reports that of 274 entries five finalists were shortlisted for hardware category and five for software In the hardware category are Cosmo Automation Smart Energy Techwizard Power Bit Cruchers and Gadozz Electricals while the five software finalists are Vectorians Zeena Platform Magnitronics Chosen Soft Tech and Gideon According to Odusote the five hardware finalists have pitched their hardware impressively on Wednesday Sept 16 We are expecting no less from the software side We are going to get engaged look at what they have to offer and then integrate it into our future We are trying to solve our own problems by ourselves This is just the start it is not a one time project after this event is over we will take the product to our prototype mode we will take the products to a commercial development process So we are not just doing Hackathon for the sake of it we are looking for solutions that will make Lagos a 21st century economy at the end of the day the commissioner said He thanked Access Bank for the generosity of sponsorship and partnership with the state government and other partners for joining in the journey of making Lagos a great state The Managing Director Access Bank Group Mr Herbert Wigwe said that having Hackathons and promoting innovations were part of the DNA of the bank Wigwe who was represented by Mr Ade Bajomo the Executive Director Information Technology and Operations Access Bank Plc said that the bank was always searching for new things to solve real problems in Africa and beyond According to him such solutions will actually move the life of people forward give them opportunities bring more people into becoming financial independent hence driving and enhancing the entire society We are now in the fourth Industrial Revolution and we have Africans working with the rest of the world and using technology to solve our problems So we are not including the rest of the world that is why this hackathon is important because it is our people solving our own problems and leveraging global solutions We are finding our own answers to our own problems he said Over 60 per cent of Lagosians and Nigerians are estimated to be unmetered due to unavailability and the high cost of meter acquisition The Lagos State Government is therefore leveraging bright local talents to design and produce affordable smart electricity meters Edited By Oluwole Sogunle Source NAN
    Affordable electricity meters: LASG, Access Bank seek local solutions
     The Lagos State Government has collaborated with Access Bank toward ensuring local solutions for affordable electricity meters for residents The Lagos State Commissioner for Energy and Mineral Resources Mr Olalere Odusote said at the second day of the Lagos Smart Meter Hackathon event in Victoria Island that the state government was determined to provide adequate and affordable electricity supply to residents Odusote said that the Lagos Smart Meter Hackathon would help to facilitate the design and production of meters that would accelerate efforts toward achieving improvement in energy distribution monitoring and prevention of revenue leakage He said that many talented innovators had applied for the Hackathon while 10 submissions were shortlisted for the competition which had N7 million at stake for two winners in the categories of hardware and software The News Agency of Nigeria reports that of 274 entries five finalists were shortlisted for hardware category and five for software In the hardware category are Cosmo Automation Smart Energy Techwizard Power Bit Cruchers and Gadozz Electricals while the five software finalists are Vectorians Zeena Platform Magnitronics Chosen Soft Tech and Gideon According to Odusote the five hardware finalists have pitched their hardware impressively on Wednesday Sept 16 We are expecting no less from the software side We are going to get engaged look at what they have to offer and then integrate it into our future We are trying to solve our own problems by ourselves This is just the start it is not a one time project after this event is over we will take the product to our prototype mode we will take the products to a commercial development process So we are not just doing Hackathon for the sake of it we are looking for solutions that will make Lagos a 21st century economy at the end of the day the commissioner said He thanked Access Bank for the generosity of sponsorship and partnership with the state government and other partners for joining in the journey of making Lagos a great state The Managing Director Access Bank Group Mr Herbert Wigwe said that having Hackathons and promoting innovations were part of the DNA of the bank Wigwe who was represented by Mr Ade Bajomo the Executive Director Information Technology and Operations Access Bank Plc said that the bank was always searching for new things to solve real problems in Africa and beyond According to him such solutions will actually move the life of people forward give them opportunities bring more people into becoming financial independent hence driving and enhancing the entire society We are now in the fourth Industrial Revolution and we have Africans working with the rest of the world and using technology to solve our problems So we are not including the rest of the world that is why this hackathon is important because it is our people solving our own problems and leveraging global solutions We are finding our own answers to our own problems he said Over 60 per cent of Lagosians and Nigerians are estimated to be unmetered due to unavailability and the high cost of meter acquisition The Lagos State Government is therefore leveraging bright local talents to design and produce affordable smart electricity meters Edited By Oluwole Sogunle Source NAN
    Affordable electricity meters: LASG, Access Bank seek local solutions
    Politics2 years ago

    Affordable electricity meters: LASG, Access Bank seek local solutions

    The Lagos State Government has collaborated with Access Bank toward ensuring local solutions for affordable electricity meters for residents.

    The Lagos State Commissioner for Energy and Mineral Resources, Mr Olalere Odusote, said at the second day of the Lagos Smart Meter Hackathon event in Victoria Island that the state government was determined to provide adequate and affordable electricity supply to residents.

    Odusote said that the Lagos Smart Meter Hackathon would help to facilitate the design and production of meters that would accelerate efforts toward achieving improvement in energy distribution, monitoring and prevention of revenue leakage.

    He said that many talented innovators had applied for the Hackathon, while 10 submissions were shortlisted for the competition which had N7 million at stake for two winners in the categories of hardware and software.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that of 274 entries, five finalists were shortlisted for hardware category and five for software.

    In the hardware category are Cosmo Automation, Smart Energy, Techwizard, Power Bit Cruchers and Gadozz Electricals, while the five software finalists are Vectorians, Zeena Platform, Magnitronics, Chosen Soft Tech and Gideon.

    According to Odusote, the five hardware finalists have pitched their hardware impressively on Wednesday, Sept. 16.

    ”We are expecting no less from the software side. We are going to get engaged, look at what they have to offer and then integrate it into our future.

    ”We are trying to solve our own problems by ourselves. This is just the start, it is not a one-time project, after this event is over, we will take the product to our prototype mode, we will take the products to a commercial development process.

    ”So, we are not just doing Hackathon for the sake of it, we are looking for solutions that will make Lagos a 21st century economy at the end of the day,” the commissioner said.

    He thanked Access Bank for the generosity of sponsorship and partnership with the state government, and other partners for joining in the journey of making Lagos a great state.

    The Managing Director, Access Bank Group, Mr Herbert Wigwe said that having Hackathons and promoting innovations were part of the DNA of the bank.

    Wigwe, who was represented by Mr Ade Bajomo, the Executive Director, Information Technology and Operations, Access Bank Plc. said that the bank was always searching for new things to solve real problems in Africa and beyond.

    According to him, such solutions will actually move the life of people forward, give them opportunities, bring more people into becoming financial independent, hence, driving and enhancing the entire society.

    ”We are now in the fourth Industrial Revolution and we have Africans working with the rest of the world and using technology to solve our problems.

    ”So, we are not including the rest of the world, that is why this hackathon is important because it is our people solving our own problems and leveraging global solutions. We are finding our own answers to our own problems,” he said.

    Over 60 per cent of Lagosians and Nigerians are estimated to be unmetered due to unavailability and the high cost of meter acquisition.

    The Lagos State Government is therefore leveraging bright local talents to design and produce affordable smart electricity meters.


    Edited By: Oluwole Sogunle
    Source: NAN

  •  The Lagos State Government on Wednesday said it was desirous of achieving a win win solution to the dispute between petroleum depots and tank farm operators and residents of of Ijegun Egba and Kirikiri areas The government acknowledged that the tank farm owners had made over N450 billion investments in the facilities It however said the depots must operate with the highest safety standards to protect lives and property of the people in their host communities Mr Idris Salako Lagos State Commissioner for Planning and Urban Development and his Energy and Mineral Resources counterpart Mr Olalere Odusote spoke for the government at a stakeholders engagement to resolve the lingering dispute The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the meeting was organised by the House of Representatives Ad hoc Committee on Relocation of Tank Farms from Residential Areas Salako noted that Gov Babajide Sanwo Olu had received several complaints from the communities regarding the operations of the tank farms within the residential areas He said the former administration of Gov Babatunde Fashola had about eight years ago banned the issuance of construction permits for setting up of petroleum depots due to its proliferation According to him since the tank farms are already in operation the current government has therefore directed the owners to regularise all their documents and prerequisite permits to enable them continue their operations The governor has directed that we develop a development master plan for these communities We are also to constantly engage with the residents the depot owners and other stakeholders We believe that they can manage the situation so long as the depots operate with the highest safety standards and carry out Corporate Social Responsibility CSR activities in the host communities Also Odusote said the government had approved plans to build two fire service stations in the area and construct some strategic roads to ease the pain of residents He said the government would construct one of the fire stations while the other one would be financed by the tank farm owners for emergency response purposes Mr Mele Kyari Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation NNPC said the depots were critical to the supply chain of the nation s petroleum products Kyari represented by Mr Jonathan Madumere Manager Storage NNPC said the corporation would continue to ensure that they comply with all safety protocols that would enable them operate in the localities On his part Mr Adebowale Olujimi Chairman Ijegun Egba Tank Farm Operators Association commended the state government and the lawmakers for intervening in the dispute with the residents Olujimi said the depots had not only employed over 3 000 workers including those from their host communities but had also been doing various CSR programmes In his submission the committee Chairman Rep Sergius Ogun PDP Edo said after visiting 17 of the tank farms and interfacing with stakeholders he believed it was possible for the depots and the residents to coexist side by side Ogun said This committee was inaugurated by the Speaker Mr Femi Gbajabiamila to look into the petitions from the residents on the activities of the tank farms and its effects on their lives As a Parliament it is our responsibility to make sure that lives are preserved while also protecting the investments of businesses that contribute to the economy The relocation of the tank farms will disrupt the petroleum supply chain and we believe that there should be no need for that as long as they comply with the safety protocols outlined by the relevant agencies and governments Edited By Abiemwense Moru Oluwole Sogunle NAN
    Lagos Govt, Reps seek win-win solution to tank farm operators, residents dispute
     The Lagos State Government on Wednesday said it was desirous of achieving a win win solution to the dispute between petroleum depots and tank farm operators and residents of of Ijegun Egba and Kirikiri areas The government acknowledged that the tank farm owners had made over N450 billion investments in the facilities It however said the depots must operate with the highest safety standards to protect lives and property of the people in their host communities Mr Idris Salako Lagos State Commissioner for Planning and Urban Development and his Energy and Mineral Resources counterpart Mr Olalere Odusote spoke for the government at a stakeholders engagement to resolve the lingering dispute The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the meeting was organised by the House of Representatives Ad hoc Committee on Relocation of Tank Farms from Residential Areas Salako noted that Gov Babajide Sanwo Olu had received several complaints from the communities regarding the operations of the tank farms within the residential areas He said the former administration of Gov Babatunde Fashola had about eight years ago banned the issuance of construction permits for setting up of petroleum depots due to its proliferation According to him since the tank farms are already in operation the current government has therefore directed the owners to regularise all their documents and prerequisite permits to enable them continue their operations The governor has directed that we develop a development master plan for these communities We are also to constantly engage with the residents the depot owners and other stakeholders We believe that they can manage the situation so long as the depots operate with the highest safety standards and carry out Corporate Social Responsibility CSR activities in the host communities Also Odusote said the government had approved plans to build two fire service stations in the area and construct some strategic roads to ease the pain of residents He said the government would construct one of the fire stations while the other one would be financed by the tank farm owners for emergency response purposes Mr Mele Kyari Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation NNPC said the depots were critical to the supply chain of the nation s petroleum products Kyari represented by Mr Jonathan Madumere Manager Storage NNPC said the corporation would continue to ensure that they comply with all safety protocols that would enable them operate in the localities On his part Mr Adebowale Olujimi Chairman Ijegun Egba Tank Farm Operators Association commended the state government and the lawmakers for intervening in the dispute with the residents Olujimi said the depots had not only employed over 3 000 workers including those from their host communities but had also been doing various CSR programmes In his submission the committee Chairman Rep Sergius Ogun PDP Edo said after visiting 17 of the tank farms and interfacing with stakeholders he believed it was possible for the depots and the residents to coexist side by side Ogun said This committee was inaugurated by the Speaker Mr Femi Gbajabiamila to look into the petitions from the residents on the activities of the tank farms and its effects on their lives As a Parliament it is our responsibility to make sure that lives are preserved while also protecting the investments of businesses that contribute to the economy The relocation of the tank farms will disrupt the petroleum supply chain and we believe that there should be no need for that as long as they comply with the safety protocols outlined by the relevant agencies and governments Edited By Abiemwense Moru Oluwole Sogunle NAN
    Lagos Govt, Reps seek win-win solution to tank farm operators, residents dispute
    Oil & Gas2 years ago

    Lagos Govt, Reps seek win-win solution to tank farm operators, residents dispute

    The Lagos State Government on Wednesday said it was desirous of achieving a win-win solution to the dispute between petroleum depots and tank farm operators and residents of of Ijegun-Egba and Kirikiri areas.

     

    The government acknowledged that the tank farm owners had made over N450 billion investments in the facilities.

    It, however, said the depots must operate with the highest safety standards to protect lives and property of the people in their host communities.

     

    Mr Idris Salako, Lagos State Commissioner for Planning and Urban Development and his Energy and Mineral Resources counterpart, Mr Olalere Odusote, spoke for the government at a stakeholders’ engagement to resolve the lingering dispute.

     

    The News Agency of Nigeria , reports that the meeting was organised by the House of Representatives Ad-hoc Committee on Relocation of Tank Farms from Residential Areas.

     

    Salako noted that Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu had received several complaints from the communities regarding the operations of the tank farms within the residential areas.

     

    He said the former administration of Gov. Babatunde Fashola had, about eight years ago, banned the issuance of construction permits for setting up of petroleum depots due to its proliferation.

     

    According to him, since the tank farms are already in operation, the current government has therefore directed the owners to regularise all their documents and prerequisite permits to enable them continue their operations.

     

    “The governor has directed that we develop a development master plan for these communities.

     

    “We are also to constantly engage with the residents, the depot owners and other stakeholders.

     

    “We believe that they can manage the situation so long as the depots operate with the highest safety standards and carry out  Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities in the host communities.”

     

    Also, Odusote said the government had approved plans to build two fire service stations in the area and  construct some strategic roads to ease the pain of residents.

     

    He said the government would construct one of the fire stations while the other one would be financed by the tank farm owners for emergency response purposes.

     

    Mr Mele Kyari, Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), said the depots were critical to the supply chain of the nation’s petroleum products.

     

    Kyari, represented by Mr Jonathan Madumere, Manager Storage, NNPC, said the corporation would continue to ensure that they comply with all safety protocols that would enable them operate in the localities.

     

    On his part, Mr Adebowale Olujimi, Chairman, Ijegun-Egba Tank Farm Operators Association, commended the state government and the lawmakers for intervening in the dispute with the residents.

     

    Olujimi said the depots had not only employed over 3, 000 workers, including those from their host communities, but had also been doing various CSR programmes.

     

    In his submission, the committee Chairman, Rep. Sergius Ogun (PDP-Edo), said after visiting 17 of the tank farms and interfacing with stakeholders, he believed it was possible for the depots and the residents to coexist side by side.

     

    Ogun said: “This committee was inaugurated by the Speaker, Mr Femi Gbajabiamila to look into the petitions from the residents on the activities of the tank farms and its effects on their lives.

     

    “As a Parliament, it is our responsibility to make sure that lives are preserved while also protecting the investments of businesses that contribute to the economy.

     

    “The relocation of the tank farms will disrupt the petroleum supply chain and we believe that there should be no need for that as long as they comply with the safety protocols outlined by the relevant agencies and governments.”

     


    Edited By: Abiemwense Moru/Oluwole Sogunle (NAN)

     

     

     

  •  The Lagos State Government has called for submission of position papers and comments from various stakeholders to review the State Power Sector Reform Law of 2018 Mr Olalere Odusote Commissioner for Energy and Mineral Resources in a statement on Wednesday said that the law would be reviewed to drive investments into the energy sector in Lagos Odusote said that the law would be reviewed to ensure that all Lagosians had access to reliable energy He said that access to reliable and affordable electricity was critical to economic growth social development and achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals SDG The commissioner said that enabling electricity regulations were key requirements for achieving access to reliable electricity He noted that the Lagos State Power Sector Law was enacted in 2018 to support the development of the electricity sector According to him a review of the legislation is necessary to strengthen the ministry s mandate to develop sustainable energy strategies policies and creation of enabling environment to attract investments To this end we hereby invite relevant stakeholders and the general public to submit position papers and comments stating the desired reviews and implications of such reviews to improve access to reliable electricity in Lagos he said Odusote urged stakeholders to share electricity sector policies that would promote access to sustainable electricity in the state The commissioner further advised that submissions for comments must be made on or before July 3 A public hearing will be scheduled shortly after receipt of the submissions and interested stakeholders will be required to register to attend Odustote said In the statement all contributions should be forwarded to the following email addresses email protected email protected email protected and email protected Edited By Chinyere Bassey Wale Ojetimi NAN
    Lagos to review state Power Sector Reform Law 2018
     The Lagos State Government has called for submission of position papers and comments from various stakeholders to review the State Power Sector Reform Law of 2018 Mr Olalere Odusote Commissioner for Energy and Mineral Resources in a statement on Wednesday said that the law would be reviewed to drive investments into the energy sector in Lagos Odusote said that the law would be reviewed to ensure that all Lagosians had access to reliable energy He said that access to reliable and affordable electricity was critical to economic growth social development and achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals SDG The commissioner said that enabling electricity regulations were key requirements for achieving access to reliable electricity He noted that the Lagos State Power Sector Law was enacted in 2018 to support the development of the electricity sector According to him a review of the legislation is necessary to strengthen the ministry s mandate to develop sustainable energy strategies policies and creation of enabling environment to attract investments To this end we hereby invite relevant stakeholders and the general public to submit position papers and comments stating the desired reviews and implications of such reviews to improve access to reliable electricity in Lagos he said Odusote urged stakeholders to share electricity sector policies that would promote access to sustainable electricity in the state The commissioner further advised that submissions for comments must be made on or before July 3 A public hearing will be scheduled shortly after receipt of the submissions and interested stakeholders will be required to register to attend Odustote said In the statement all contributions should be forwarded to the following email addresses email protected email protected email protected and email protected Edited By Chinyere Bassey Wale Ojetimi NAN
    Lagos to review state Power Sector Reform Law 2018
    Politics2 years ago

    Lagos to review state Power Sector Reform Law 2018

    The Lagos State Government has called for submission of position papers and comments from various stakeholders to review the State Power Sector Reform Law of 2018.

    Mr Olalere Odusote, Commissioner for Energy and Mineral Resources, in a statement on Wednesday, said that the law would be reviewed to drive investments into the energy sector in Lagos.

    Odusote said that the law would be reviewed to ensure that all Lagosians had access to reliable energy.

    He said that access to reliable and affordable electricity was critical to economic growth, social development and achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).

    The commissioner said that enabling electricity regulations were key requirements for achieving access to reliable electricity.

    He noted that the Lagos State Power Sector Law was enacted in 2018 to support the development of the electricity sector.

    According to him, a review of the legislation is necessary to strengthen the ministry’s mandate to develop sustainable energy strategies, policies and creation of enabling environment to attract investments.

    ”To this end, we hereby invite relevant stakeholders and the general public to submit position papers and comments, stating the desired reviews and implications of such reviews to improve access to reliable electricity in Lagos,” he said.

    Odusote urged stakeholders to share electricity sector policies that would promote access to sustainable electricity in the state.

    The commissioner further advised that submissions for comments must be made on or before July 3.

    ”A public hearing will be scheduled shortly after receipt of the submissions and interested stakeholders will be required to register to attend,” Odustote said.

    In the statement, all contributions should be forwarded to the following email addresses: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], and [email protected]



    Edited By: Chinyere Bassey/Wale Ojetimi (NAN)

  •  The Lagos State Commissioner for Energy and Mineral Resources Mr Olalere Odusote says the state is supporting local production of metres to enhance power capacity in the state Odusote made this known on Wednesday while discussing Gov Babajide Sanwo Olu s administration plans for Energy and Power supply on an online show tagged Covinspiration It was moderated by Mr Dayo Israel the Special Representative to the United Nations and British Council Global Change maker The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the event was to keep the public abreast of the administration s activities in the last one year The commissioner said As a state government we are working with the metre providers to see how we can enhance their capacity We would also be engaging and working with the Federal Government to look at what is stopping us from bringing in metres Odusote said that the state government would ensure that people were adequately metered He said that when everybody was adequately metered by the distribution company there would be no problem or argument on Estimated Billing According to him everyone that needs power should get it He however urged all to always pay their bills as and when due in order to enjoy constant power supply and to avoid being disconnected Odusote also said that the administration was currently working on expanding supply of power to the hospitals He noted that the present government had invested in infrastructure saying that Discos need to give constant power supply in addition to the IPP they were running The hospital is a critical infrastructure therefore we cannot give room for power cuts We are also discussing with Discos to supply Premium power to Alausa Campus of LASUTH Lagos State University Teaching Hospital The government is in talks with Ikeja Discos to give hospitals premium power which would start soon We are working closely with the Discos to ensure power supply in all the neighborhoods he said On street lighting in Lagos the commissioner said that it was of importance to the administration because it has to do with safety and security of people According to him one of the projects we are embarking on before the end of the year is the optimisation of street lighting so that Lagos can be much brighter Edited By Modupe Adeloye Olagoke Olatoye NAN
    Lagos to supports local production of metres to boost power supply
     The Lagos State Commissioner for Energy and Mineral Resources Mr Olalere Odusote says the state is supporting local production of metres to enhance power capacity in the state Odusote made this known on Wednesday while discussing Gov Babajide Sanwo Olu s administration plans for Energy and Power supply on an online show tagged Covinspiration It was moderated by Mr Dayo Israel the Special Representative to the United Nations and British Council Global Change maker The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the event was to keep the public abreast of the administration s activities in the last one year The commissioner said As a state government we are working with the metre providers to see how we can enhance their capacity We would also be engaging and working with the Federal Government to look at what is stopping us from bringing in metres Odusote said that the state government would ensure that people were adequately metered He said that when everybody was adequately metered by the distribution company there would be no problem or argument on Estimated Billing According to him everyone that needs power should get it He however urged all to always pay their bills as and when due in order to enjoy constant power supply and to avoid being disconnected Odusote also said that the administration was currently working on expanding supply of power to the hospitals He noted that the present government had invested in infrastructure saying that Discos need to give constant power supply in addition to the IPP they were running The hospital is a critical infrastructure therefore we cannot give room for power cuts We are also discussing with Discos to supply Premium power to Alausa Campus of LASUTH Lagos State University Teaching Hospital The government is in talks with Ikeja Discos to give hospitals premium power which would start soon We are working closely with the Discos to ensure power supply in all the neighborhoods he said On street lighting in Lagos the commissioner said that it was of importance to the administration because it has to do with safety and security of people According to him one of the projects we are embarking on before the end of the year is the optimisation of street lighting so that Lagos can be much brighter Edited By Modupe Adeloye Olagoke Olatoye NAN
    Lagos to supports local production of metres to boost power supply
    Politics3 years ago

    Lagos to supports local production of metres to boost power supply

    The Lagos State Commissioner for Energy and Mineral Resources, Mr Olalere Odusote, says the state is supporting local production of metres to enhance power capacity in the state.

    Odusote made this known on Wednesday, while discussing Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s administration plans for Energy and Power supply on an online show tagged: ”Covinspiration”.

    It was moderated by Mr Dayo Israel, the Special Representative to the United Nations, and British Council Global Change-maker.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the event was to keep the public abreast of the administration’s activities in the last one year.

    The commissioner said: “As a state government, we are working with the metre providers to see how we can enhance their capacity.

    “We would also be engaging and working with the Federal Government to look at what is stopping us from bringing in metres.”

    Odusote said that the state government would ensure that people were adequately metered.

    He said that when everybody was adequately metered by the distribution company, there would be no problem or argument on “Estimated Billing”.

    According to him, everyone that needs power should get it.

    He, however, urged all to always pay their bills as and when due in order to enjoy constant power supply and to avoid being disconnected.

    Odusote also said that the administration was currently working on expanding supply of power to the hospitals.

    He noted that the present government had invested in infrastructure, saying that Discos need to give constant power supply in addition to the IPP they were running.

    “The hospital is a critical infrastructure; therefore, we cannot give room for power cuts.

    “We are also discussing with Discos to supply Premium power to Alausa Campus of LASUTH (Lagos State University Teaching Hospital).

    “The government is in talks with Ikeja Discos to give hospitals premium power which would start soon.

    “We are working closely with the Discos to ensure power supply in all the neighborhoods,” he said.

    On street lighting in Lagos, the commissioner said that it was of importance to the administration because it has to do with safety and security of people.

    According to him, one of the projects we are embarking on before the end of the year is the optimisation of street lighting so that Lagos can be much brighter.


    Edited By: Modupe Adeloye/Olagoke Olatoye (NAN)

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