Oyo State Government, on Thursday, revealed that it has partnered with Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) to install a power sub-station, saying this will address problems related to power outage in some parts of the state.
The project, according to the Commissioner for Energy and Mineral Resources, Barrister Temilolu Ashamu, is a 132/133/33kva sub-station in Oyo town.
During an inspection of the facility, the commissioner said the project will stabilise and sustain power generation in the state, adding that it is a bold pronunciation by the government to tackle epileptic power supply in the state.
Ashamu stressed that the present administration in the state is leaving no stone unturned in achieving steady power supply to residents.
The commissioner, who was represented by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Mr Joel Ajagbe, said a 500kva transformer would soon be commissioned in Ilora Farm Settlement.
He stated that installation of the transformer was part of the present administration’s determination to ensure steady power supply to boost socio-economic and commercial activities of the people.
Ashamu also hinted that the communities which have vibrant economic activities but were not connected to the national Grid would benefit from the mini-grid project.
He added that the first phase of the scheme would be enjoyed by residents of Ajia, Otefan, Samu, Iwajowa, Oyo town and Ogbomoso South Local Government.
Ashamu disclosed that efforts were in top gear to establish gas pipeline station in the state, noting that work had reached appreciable level on the project.
Recall that Oyo State Government signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Shell to expand its economy and attract big businesses.