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Oyo to lead in achieving energy sufficiency

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By Usman Oladimeji

500 and 300 KVAs transformers donated to bolstered power generation.

In the face of a nationwide grumbling and urging for uninterrupted power supply in Nigeria, Oyo state government appears to be taking proactive steps to secure measures to bring ease for the residents especially now that states across the country have been authorized by the previous administration to spontaneously generate electricity supply. Seyi Makinde, governor of Oyo state, assured residents that the state will be among the leading states in the country to achieve energy-sufficient growth.

This was announced by Gov. Makinde on Monday, during the inauguration of new transformers in the Ona-Ara Local Government area of the state. It seems that the state has been making extraordinary efforts to install new transformers in the state’s residential areas. You may recall that Governor Seyi Makinde efforts in electricity generation were bolstered by the donation of two transformers, 500 and 300 KVAs, from Chief Dotun Sanusi, the Otun-Apesinola of Ibadanland and a prominent philanthropist. These transformers will supply electricity to 15 communities in the Ona Ara Local government area.

15 transformers had previously been installed in communities.

Earlier this week, Governor Seyi Makinde commissioned the two new transformers, one in the Idi-Obi community and another in the Olorunsogo-Ogunsola area. Chief Sanusi, who is also the Chairman of Ilaji Hotels and Sports Resort, had previously installed 15 transformers in various towns around the state to provide uninterrupted power. The governor has indicated to take advantage of the newly passed law (Fifth Alteration Bill No. 33, Devolution of Powers (National Grid System)) that gives individual states the authority to produce their own electricity.

Gov. Makinde expressed gratitude to the residents of the council, noting that with their votes, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was able to surpass its primary opponent and win the governorship in the recent election in the state. He praised Sanusi for all he has done for the community and the state in general. The governor further acknowledged Sanusi efforts so far for bringing progress to Ona-Ara Local Government by re-establishing power to no less than 15 communities.

It was done to support the state administration initiatives.

Furtherly, the governor proclaimed his support for Adebo Ogundoyin’s re-election as Speaker, adding that his administration had a good working relationship with the House of Assembly during Ogundoyin’s first term. In his remarks, Sanusi explained that the work was done to support the initiatives taken by the state administration. He said the council had benefited much from the Makinde administration’s first term because of the governor’s efforts to bring development projects to the local government area.

He assured that the people would reap more substantial benefits from Gov. Makinde second time in office. Sanusi, who rejected any involvement in politics, praised Gov. Makinde for being a good governor and a good representative of the engineering profession. Mr. Musibau Sanusi, Chairman of Ona-Ara Local Government, and Alhaji Kola Bolomope, President of Ona-Ara Descendants Union, each gave thanks to the governor for his consistent help in their respective locations. The two acknowledged the donor for his substantial contributions to Ona-Ara’s progress and encouraged other compassionate Nigerians to follow his footsteps.

60 communities were provided for with the 15 transformers.

The union chairman expressed gratitude to the donor for his donation of 15 transformers, which provided electricity to 60 communities. Bolomope encouraged the governor to pursue even more infrastructure improvement initiatives during his second term in office and reassured him of their support. Attendees at the event were Adebo Ogundoyin, Speaker of the House of Representatives; Bayo Lawal, Deputy Governor; Oba Olusola Alao, Olugbon of Orile-Igbon; Oba Sunday Oyediran, Onpetu of Ijeruland; and High Chief Tajudeen Ajibola, Otun-Balogun of Ibadanland. Chief Mutiat Ladoja, Senator Monsurat Sunmonu, and Hamid Gbadamosi and Taofeeq Arapaja, two ex-Deputy Governors, were also in attendance.

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