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    Edo to enjoy 24hrs electricity in six months – Obaseki

    GOVERNOR Godwin Obaseki of Edo State, yesterday, assured residents of the state that a section of the state would, in the next six months, begin to enjoy 24 hours electricity supply following a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, between the state government and an Independent Power Project, IPP, to generate five megawatts of electricity.

    Edo to enjoy 24hrs electricity in six months – Obaseki


    Governor Obaseki gave the assurance while flagging off the National Industrial Skills Development Programme, NISDP, a collaborative effort between the government and the Industrial Training Fund, ITF, to train 500 youths in the state on Information Communication Technology, fashion design, pastry, welding and fabrication.

    Represented by the Secretary to the State Government, SSG, Osarodion Ogie, the governor said the IPP company had started construction, noting that  in six months, some of the trainees would have become entrepreneurs and would utilise the 24 hours electricity supply to boost their businesses.

    “In six months, Edo State Government intends to provide 24 hours electricity to some sections of the state and this will be made possible through the MoU signed with an IPP company which has already started construction,” he said.

    Some of you will become employers of labour. You will begin to run shifts for 24 hours, having people working for you day and night”.

    Meanwhile, he reiterated that the Obaseki-led administration’s dream for the state included having entrepreneurs and skilled people, who would be able to set up their own businesses and become employers of labour thereby contributing to the development of the state

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