Victor Akinkuolie, Ado-Ekiti
Ekiti State Government has appealed to the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) to expedite action on the 330KV substation Siemens electricity facility allotted to Ado-Ekiti, the capital of the state.
The Commissioner for Infrastructure and Public Utilities, in the state, Bamidele Faparusi, said quick completion of the project would further improve the growth of Small and Medium Scale Enterprises in the state.
Bamidele made the demand during his visit to the TCN office, Power House, Abuja .
Addressing journalists in Ado-Ekiti , on Thursday, Faparusi urged the TCN to accelerate the implementation of the Memorandum of Understanding reached on the project which was delayed due to COVID-19 Pandemic.
Faparusi applauded the TCN for ensuring that the state featured in Siemens project adding that the government may be patient but the people are not patient with the government and are eager to see improvement in power.
He said the government has an office, had already appointment a general manager for the project, constituted a standing committee adding that the governor is ready to commit whatever that is required.
The Acting Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of TCN, Engr. Ahmed Abdulaziz, said the federal government was incurably committed to the improvement of electricity supply in the country to catalyse industrial development .