Power Supply Crisis Hits Abeokuta

Power Supply Crisis Hits Abeokuta

There seems to be no solution in sight to the erratic electricity supply to Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital.

The Ibadan electricity distribution company (IBEDC) says it is now receiving about 10 megawatts of electricity from the transmission company for the city, instead of the 100 megawatts required to meet the demand of consumers.

The company’s regional technical manager, engineer Abiodun Akindele made this known during a meeting with the committee of the whole house of the Ogun state house of assembly committee in Abeokuta,

The assembly had summoned the company’s top officials over the poor electricity supply to consumers in the state, particularly their failure to energize the transformers acquired by some of the communities in the state which were transferred to the company.

Akindele also explains that the company supplies only 22 megawatt of electricity to Sagamu, because of the steel company operating in the town, while rationing electricity to various areas in Abeokuta.

The IBEDC official says the major problem facing power supply to the state is the delay by the transmission company of Nigeria in installing some facilities at the power facilities in Ilaro, Ota and Papalanto, near Abeokuta.

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