Electricity supply to Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital and its environs, has been increased from 70 megawatts to 250 megawatts as a new substation becomes operational at Kobape.
The power project includes a 132-32kv substation and transmission lines.
The obsolete cables connecting Abeokuta from a sub-station have also been upgraded in the project to improve power distribution to the state capital.
Chinedu Ugbo, the Managing Director of the Niger Delta Power Holding Company of Nigeria, which executed the project, made this known at the commissioning of the substation by Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo.
Managing Director of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), Usman Muhammed, in his address, said the new substation would complement the newly upgraded old Abeokuta power station.
The TCN managing director said the company had secured grants worth billions of Naira from six foreign development banks and companies to construct power sub-stations in Ogun State and other parts of the country.
The vice president promised that the new distribution of pre-paid meters across the country will improve the distribution of power by the discos.
The project commissioning was attended by Governor Dapo Abiodun, Deputy Governor, Noimot Salako Oyedele, Senator Tolu Odebiyi, the Alake of Egba land, Oba Adedotun Gbadebo, the Akarigbo of Remo land, Oba Babtunde Ajayi, and the Olu of Ilaro, Oba Kehinde Olugbenle.