12 December 2015, Lagos – At least 220 megawatts of electricity would be added to the existing 1, 000 megawatts being supplied to Lagos as part of measures to boost power supply in the state.
Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State said the government will pay the Land Use Charge, LUC of any private organization or individuals who lights up any street especially the inner city roads in the state.
He disclosed this at the inauguration of the State Advisory Committee on power supply, at the State House, Alausa, Ikeja.
Ambode, addressing the gathering, explained that the committee which consists of representatives from the private and public organisations will assist the government to create an enabling environment to ensure 24-hour power supply in the state.
According to him, “The committee will guide in the development of roadmap for reliable power supply for the state. And foster collaboration and develop a platform for all major power stakeholders in the state.”
Responding, Chairman of Ikeja Distribution Company, EKEDCO, Mr. Tope Sonubi said; “Tomorrow we will be inaugurating additional 220 Mega Watts dedicated for Lagos. The power will be coming from Egbin power station.
“The problem affecting generation before was finance. But now, the investors are putting a lot of funds and the management is working effectively to ensure that power supply increase in the country,” the chairman said.