Ogun State partners UK company for job creation, power generation and poverty alleviation
Ogun State Government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with a reputable power firm in the United Kingdom, Konexa Energy on Wednesday, November 4.
According to a statement by the government, the investment plan is expected to create employment opportunities to residents of the state, aid Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) operation, alleviate poverty and ensure food security.
“Our team met with Konexa on our January 2020 working trip to the UK and we followed up on this Public-Private Partnership, PPP that targets the total rehabilitation of the general, distribution and revenue parameters in our dear State,” Governor Dapo Abiodun tweeted, after the signing of agreement.
” As the nation’s industrial hub, Ogun State deserves improved ways to power our hospitals, ICT, security, traffic control and so on.
“Already, our Government is the first to establish an Energy Board, even as the State has three power generation initiatives at different stages of completion and approval while developing solar projects for deployment to our 538 primary health centres, PHC.
“At the signing today, the UK High Commission (Trade Department) and Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company, IBEDC were present as stakeholders in this 250MW Integrated Distribution Model that will power about 50,000 connections.”