LOCAL NEWS LASG, ENERGY FIRMS AGREE ON POWER SUPPLY TO LAGOSIANS By Admin Posted on 1 week ago 3 min read 0 0 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Pinterest Share on Linkedin By Fawziyyat Yusuf. The Lagos State Government signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with Ikeja Electric and Sahara Power Group on Tuesday, through its Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, to boost power supply and offer uninterrupted power to residents of the state. The Lagos State Government and the energy companies have agreed to provide free prepaid meters to low-income neighborhoods, with a pilot phase of 20,000 meters to be issued in the Alimosho Local Government Area of the state. The Commissioner for Energy and Mineral Resources, Mr. Olalere Odusote, said after the signing of the deal at the Lagos State Secretariat, Alausa, that the goal of the arrangement is to improve power supply to at least 22 hours daily, up from roughly eight to 12 hours daily. The Commissioner stated that the project would begin immediately, and that the Lagos State Government has identified a number of feeders capable of providing power to 20,000 low-income regions, with plans to repeat the idea across the state. He said: “This Memoranda of Agreement is to ensure the provision of uninterrupted power to residents, especially the low income areas. It is also part of efforts to solve the problem of metering and infrastructure deficit to ensure these areas get power supply which is also measurable. “The 20,000 meters have been procured by the state government and would be distributed free to low income areas in Alimosho Local Government Area as the pilot phase. Our intention is to replicate this gesture in other areas of the state once the pilot phase is successfully executed. “We have identified a number of feeders that can provide power in these communities and implementation would start immediately.” Also addressing, Folake Soetan, the Managing Director of Ikeja Electricity Distribution Company (IKEDC), underlined the firm’s preparedness to assist the Lagos State Government in ensuring that citizens of the state have access to uninterrupted power. In his remarks, Anthony Youdeowei, the Managing Director of Sahara Power Group, stated that his business will be honest in its interactions with the Lagos State Government and Ikeja Electric in order to deliver power to Lagosians.