BY LEVI JOHNSON
NNPC/Chevron Nigeria Ltd Joint Venture (CNL), Ilaje Rural Development Committee (IRDC) and Foundation for Partnership Initiatives have partnered to supply uninterrupted electricity to 200 residents in Ondo State.
The recipients of the uninterrupted power solar power include Awoye and Odofado residents in the Ilaje council area of Ondo State.
It was gathered that this is the first time the Awoye and Odo Fado residents would be having access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy.
Akeredolu who was represented by the Secretary, Ondo State Public Utility, Mrs Abike Ilawolle, said the governor commended CNL, the sponsors of the laudable project which he said was first of its kind.
“The communities should prioritise these projects and guarantee its security in order to charge the government to do more and extend such to other riverine communities to bring succour to them.”
Chairman of Ilaje council area, Goke Ojatuwase who also commended the IRDC and sponsors of the laudable project, said it would relieve the two communities of total darkness.
Ojatuwase said the project which was one of its kind had set the pace for other states to emulate, assuring the riverine communities of more dividends of democracy from the present administration in the state.
The Chairman, IRDC, Roland Akintoye, expressed gladness for the completion of the project which he said had set the group to the highest pedestal in the community drive for an improved standard of living.
Akintoye thanked the state government, the LGA and NNPC/Chevron for the synergy which had blossomed into a cordial relationship and attainment of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) beneficial to residents of the riverine communities.
Managing Director, A4 and T Power Solutions, Engr. Ayodeji Olumilua, the contractor handling the projects said that residents of the riverine communities would enjoy an uninterrupted power supply with a 40 per cent discount on tariffs compared to normal electricity.
“We have metered all the 200 houses and shops for them to enjoy the uninterrupted power supply.
“The token amount of money that was paid on their prepaid meters would generate funds that would be used to maintain and sustain the solar cabin grid.’’