Lagos state has been described as the fastest growing metropolis in the light of its strive to stem epileptic electricity supply in the country. This follows the commissioning of the Island Power Expansion (IPP2), which took place on 31 October, 2013.
The Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) Dr. Sam Amadi said that Lagos state was fully aware of its energy need as it is targeting intervention that focuses on areas that cannot be covered by the national grid.
Dr. Amadi gave kudos to the Lagos state Electricity Board, in partivular, the General Manager, Damilola Ogunbiyi for her commitment to the project and the Commissioner, Ministry of Energy and Water Resources, Engineer Taofiq Tijani for believing in Fashola’s vision for an electrified metropolis that would curtail criminality on the streets.
‘’ Lagos is the most innovative Energy Board in the country, no doubt Lagos will continue to be the centre of excellence’’ Amadi said.
According to him, the drive for energy security by the Lagos state government has come about through creative thinking worth emulating. He gave the Commission’s assurances of assisting the state with regulatory partnership.
The Managing Director and CEO, Fidelity Bank, Reginald Ihejiahi on the occasion lauded the milestone which he noted took just two to accomplish. So far, the plant has resulted in uninterrupted power supply and water availability across the state.
Maryam Yaya Abubakar – Head, Media