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House urges power ministry to provide electricity sub-station in Ogun

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The House of Representatives has urged the Federal Ministry of Power to install a 100 MVA Substation at Obasanjo Transmission, Ota and A132/33KV Substation in Yewa, Egbado South/Ipokia Federal Constituency of Ogun State.

The House also urged the Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) to expedite action on their efforts at improving power supply to Owode–Yewa, Ajilete, Oke–Odan, Idiroko, Agosasa, Ijofin, Ajegunle Ilaro and Ipokia in Ogun State.

It further urged the Rural Electrification Agency (REA) to, as a matter of urgency, convert the existing single 33KV line from Papalanto Substation to a double circuit line.

The resolutions were a sequel to the adoption of a motion brought by Hon. Kolawole Lawal.

Moving the motion, Hon. Lawal noted that the importance of Electricity to the socio-economic development of every area cannot be overemphasized.

He lamented that the lack of electricity supply due to a non–functional sub–station in Yewa Local Government Area has adversely affected socio-economic activities in the area.

He also expressed concerns that many communities, especially Owode–Yewa, Ajilete, Oke–Odan, Idiroko, Agosasa, Ijofin, Ajegunle, Ilaro and Ipokia have barely electricity in the last ten years, thus causing disruptions in economic activities in the area.

He added that the continuous erratic power supply in the area has paralyzed many businesses and rendered business owners jobless, while hospitals have been rendered inoperable, thus denying the people access to adequate health care.

Adopting the motion, the House mandated its Committee on Power to ensure implementation.

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