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EKEDC’s Light Up Agbara initiative to energise industrial clusters

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The Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) on Thursday launched the ‘Light Up Agbara Project’, aimed at enhancing power supply to industrial clusters across Nigeria.

The event held in Agbara, Ogun State marked the commencement of construction activities for this flagship project.

The Light Up Agbara Project is part of the Presidential Power Initiative, spearheaded by EKEDC in collaboration with key stakeholders in the power sector, including the FGN Power Company, Niger Delta Power Holding Company, Millwater Limited, and the Transmission Company of Nigeria.

Speaking at the ceremony, Dere Otubu, chairman, board of directors, EKEDC, emphasised the significance of the project in addressing the energy needs of the Agbara Industrial Hub.

“The Light Up Agbara Project represents a monumental step forward in our efforts to provide stable and reliable power supply to industries and communities within our franchise area. This initiative aligns with our vision to be a leader in the power sector, leveraging innovative solutions to enhance service delivery and customer satisfaction.”

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Rekhiat Momoh, the acting chief executive director of EKEDC, also speaking, reiterated the company’s dedication to the Light Up Agbara Project. She noted the importance of the project in driving socio-economic development and improving the quality of life for all stakeholders.

“As we embark on the Light Up Agbara Project, our primary focus is on delivering tangible benefits to the residents and businesses in the Agbara community. EKEDC remains steadfast in its commitment to providing reliable and efficient power supply, and we are confident that this initiative will play a pivotal role in transforming lives, powering businesses, and driving economic growth.”

Also, Kenny Anuwe, managing director, FGN Power Company, said: “We are proud to partner with EKEDC and other key stakeholders on the Light Up Agbara Project.

This initiative underscores our commitment to driving sustainable development and ensuring reliable power supply to industrial clusters across Nigeria.”

The collaboration between EKEDC and its partners seeks to unlock new opportunities for economic growth and industrialisation in the Agbara community and its environs. By ensuring an uninterrupted power supply, the project aims to boost productivity, create job opportunities, and drive overall economic development.