Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State

Ogun Partners Independent Power Provider On Renewable Energy

Ogun State and Independent Energy Provider have re-emphasized their commitments towards the actualisation of the proposed Ogun State/UKPA Independent Power Plant in Ota Industrial Estate.

The Consultant to the State on Energy, Chief Taiwo Fagbemi, who gave the affirmation, at a stakeholders’ meeting in Abeokuta, enjoined industrialists in the area to key into the project by cooperating with government for its realisation, saying they would benefit immensely, as it was a metering process and pay as you go.

Fagbemi, in a statement signed by his Press Officer, Mrs. Kemi Ogungbade, added that the waste to energy project would reduce cost of power generation by the industries, which could be used for workers’ welfare, while it would also be a waste to wealth opportunity for the people in the State, noting that the project would improve business activities in the axis and help to develop infrastructure, as well as boosting government’s Internally Generated Revenue (IGR).

Chief Executive Officer of the Independent Power Plant, Chief Ewie Aimienwauu, said that, the proposed Ogun State/UKPA energy initiative chose the State for the project, based on its emergence as investment destination of choice through various infrastructural projects and face lift by the Senator Ibikunle Amosun led government.

Aimienwauu said, this new technology has been adopted by most develop countries, including United Kingdom, maintaining that the project which would gulp about 35 million dollars, would jointly be provided by both the State Government and his energy company.

He explained that the project, on completion, would be powered by the government, while the agency would be in charge of distribution to consumers, saying, the power plant would be restricted to industries in the area.