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Ogun mulls alternative energy supply for manufacturing companies

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The Ogun State government is working out modalities with Nigeria Gas Company (NGS) to lay gas pipelines to manufacturing companies in its efforts to generate alternative energy to aid production capacity and reduce cost.

The move was prompted by pleas from Nestle Nigeria Plc and the Flower Gate Industrial Estate at the Sagamu-interchange, along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, soliciting the government’s support on alternative energy supply to manufacturing companies operating in the state.

Bimbo Ashiru, commissioner for commerce and industry, disclosed that having considered the importance of energy to industrialisation, the state government is beginning to collaborate with NGS on the possibility of laying gas pipelines to different manufacturing industries for optimal production capacity and reduced cost of production.

Ashiru, who spoke in Abeokuta at a meeting with owners and operators of industrial concerns within the Flower Gate Industrial Estate along Sagamu-Lagos interchange, indicated that the move was part of measures by government to support industrial revolution, employment and increased Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

RAZAQ AYINLA, Abeokuta