Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo has appointed a Joint Development Committee to implement the Edo Electrifying Initiative for electricity generation, transmission and distribution in the state. The appointed committee is a six-man committee.
This happened following the governors meeting with Siemens Power and Gas Ltd on Thursday. The governor met with the company to discuss the generation of 1000MW of electricity for Edo state.
According to the governor, the committee will estimate the state’s power requirement and come up with a road map for a GIS study which the state would undertake.
“The committee is expected to come up with human development programmes that will cut across the primary, secondary and tertiary level. The committee will look at ways to help Edo improve its transportation infrastructure.
“The committee will also advise and direct appropriate attention to areas where corporate interventions should be undertaken and also drive the entrepreneur initiative to support all the matters listed above,’’ Obaseki said.
The project is expected to commence before the end of the first-quarter of the year. And members of the committee to include, Prof. Julius Ihonvbere as chairman, Igbinedu Ineh and Charles Ahigbe and three members which the Siemens Gas and Power Ltd would nominate.
The governor stated that the committee will to tender its progress reports on a fortnight basis.
The Managing Director of the Siemens Power and Gas Company, Onyeche Tiffashe, responded by thanking the governor for accepting to ally the company on the project.
She said that the project, apart from enhancing power generation in the state would also develop human capacities that would utilise the power.