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The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) has extended its congratulations to Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Biodun Oyebanji, for the successful transfer of electricity regulatory oversight to the Ekiti State Electricity Regulatory Bureau.

In a letter signed by its Director General, Asishana Okauru, the NGF described the transfer as a significant milestone in Governor Oyebanji’s tenure.

According to a statement signed by Yinka Oyebode,
Special Adviser (Media) to the Governor, the NGF applauded Governor Oyebanji’s dedication, hard work, and unwavering commitment to serving the people of Ekiti State, acknowledging his positive and immeasurable impact on the lives of citizens.

The Forum commended the Governor’s judicious selection of personnel, highlighting it as a testament to his visionary governance.

Okauru reiterated the Forum’s joy over the signing of the Order of Transfer, recognizing it as a significant achievement aligned with the new Electricity Act 2023. He praised Governor Oyebanji’s tireless efforts, which have brought about positive changes and advancements benefiting future generations.

The NGF acknowledged the Biodun Oyebanji Administration’s substantial investment in the power sector, aimed at improving power infrastructure and boosting economic activities in the state. These include the establishment of the 5-Megawatt Independent Power Project, which is currently providing uninterrupted power supply to Government Offices at the state Secretariat, major institutions including the teaching Hospital complex, as well as the powering of some street lights. The Administration has also rehabilitated and connected the towns of Erijiyan and Ikogosi as well as Ikogosi Resorts back to the National Grid to enhance the State tourism corridor.

Other achievements of the Administration include rehabilitation and connection of Ipole lloro-Ekiti back to the National Grid, rehabilitation and reconnection of ljan, Iluomoba, Aisegba, Agbado, Imesi, Ode, Isinbode, Egbe, Iro-Ayeteju and Omuo up to Ilasa in Ayekire/Gbonyin and Ekiti East/South-East LGAs and LCDAs back to the National Grid as well as the extension of 33KV network from 132KV Omisanjana transmission substation to Baptist High School and the connection of Ilawe Dedicated 33KV feeder line with Erijiyan-Ekiti.

The Administration also installed 500kVA 33/0.415 relief transformer at Ikogosi, and is extending electricity from Aramoko to Ijero, Eruku, Kwara State to the agricultural zone in lyemero, and from Iluomoba to Ikole. Several other initiatives are in the offing, including a federal TCN 132KV connection between Ikere, Ijesa-Isu and Ilupeju.

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