LASG Pledges Commitment To Electrification Of Communities

The Lagos State Government says the delay in the supply of electricity to some communities in the Badagry West Local Council Development Area is due to some challenges in connecting the areas to the national grid.

The state Commissioner for Energy and Mineral Resources, Mr. Wale Oluwo, stated this on Friday during an interactive session with community leaders, youths and other stakeholders held at Suntan Beach, Badagry.
The commissioner added that the delay was as a result of the resolve of the state government to provide more reliable electricity than what Badagry town as a whole was presently experiencing.

Oluwo said, “This interactive session is to inform concerned stakeholders of some hitches beyond the control of the state government that affected the electrification process.

“However, none of the 30 communities already identified for the electrification exercise will be left out. Efforts will be made to include any other community not captured in the exercise.”

He explained that the contractor handling the segment of the exercise within the purview of the state government had assured the government that the entire exercise would be completed before the end of February.

The commissioner added that upon completion, efforts would be made to prevail on the Federal Government to complete its part of the electrification process.

The General Manager of the Lagos State Electricity Board, Ibilola Kasunmu, pleaded for more understanding from members of the affected communities, saying the state government was desirous of facilitating the quick completion of the electrification project.

She urged residents of Gbaji-Seme community to explore every communication channel to keep the state government informed if any anomaly was noticed about the project.

Also speaking at the event, the Alapa of Apa Kingdom, Oba Oyekan Ajose, and the Olologbade of Kweme Kingdom, Oba Sejiro James, acknowledged the intervention of the state government in the rural electrification of the area.


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