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Oyo State Government To Establish Energy Centre To Generate Electricity



The Oyo State Government has announced  the establishment of  Energy Centre of Excellence to generate electricity from dams in every part of the state.

The Commissioner for Information Culture and Tourism, Dr Wasiu Olatubosun, gave the hint  on Tuesday in Ibadan, after the weekly State Executive Council meeting.

Also, the Chief Press Secretary to Gov. Seyi Makinde, Mr Taiwo Adisa, disclosed that the decision to establish an Energy Centre was part of the reason for the governor’s trip to the United States between late February and early March.

Adisa revealed that a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed during the governor’s trip to Finland.

He said,

“Some consortium of energy companies in Finland have actually agreed to make Oyo state a centre of excellence, not just in energy, but in mineral resources in the African continent.

“The memo was just presented this time to the Executive Council and the decision was ratified, within a short while, the Finnish experts will come to Oyo state for some groundbreaking efforts in that regard.

“The Ministry of Energy is driving this project and we believe that it will not just be an avenue to enhance energy capabilities of the state, particularly looking at the result of darkness that our people witness across the locations.

“It will also enhance our capabilities to tap into mineral resources that we have in this state, and that by so doing, enhancing the Internally Generated Revenue capacity of this state."

Mr Adisa further stated that government is going to harness dams in the state for the energy centre, adding that each of the dams has capacity to generate energy, but not tapped.

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