Ogun State Government and an Independent Energy Provider have re-emphasized their commitments towards the actualisation of the proposed Ogun State/UKPA Independent Power Plant in Ota Industrial Estate.
The Consultant to the State Government on Energy, Chief Taiwo Fagbemi, who gave the affirmation, at a stakeholders’ meeting in Abeokuta, enjoined industrialists in the area to key into the project by cooperating with government for its realisation, saying they would benefit immensely, as it was a metering process and pay as you go. Fagbemi added that the waste to energy project would reduce cost of power generation by the industries, which could be used for workers’ welfare, while it would also be a waste to wealth opportunity for the people in the State.
The Chief Executive Officer of the Independent Power Plant, Chief Ewie Aimienwauu, revealed that, the proposed Ogun State/UKPA energy initiative chose the State for the project, based on its emergence as an investment destination of choice through various infrastructural projects by the Senator Ibikunle Amosun led government. Aimienwauu said, this new technology has been adopted by most developed countries, including United Kingdom, maintaining that the project which would gulp about 35 million dollars, would jointly be provided by both the State Government and his energy company.