Makinde’s Aide, Wale Ajani Visits Energy Commission of Nigeria, Solicits Collaboration For Alternative and sustainable Power Generation In Oyo
Oyo State Government has sought the support and collaboration of the Energy Commission of Nigeria in a bid to improve on power generation and supply in the state.
The Director General, Oyo state Liaison Office in Abuja and Lagos, Hon. Wale Ajani who spoke on behalf of the state government at a courtesy visit to the commission in Abuja on April 11 disclosed that the visit was key and strategic to the Governor Seyi Makinde’s Omituntun 2.0 agenda.
The Director General of the Energy Commission, Eli Jidere Bala, who personally received Ajani commended Makinde for assigning such strategic role to a young, vibrant and energetic individual with passion for the development of the state assuring that with a good working relationship with oyo state being one of the most populous states, the energy commission would make a budgetary allocation for sustainable energy for the state in the next year’s budget of the Commission.
Speaking with journalists in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital, during his brief Salah holiday, Ajani who maintained that the federal commission must as a matter of necessity, partner with Oyo state in the area of Energy and power especially alternative energy and stressed that the state governor has laid the foundation for Oyo as a producing state with high prospects in manufacturing and industrialization.
Ajani noted that, with the magnitude of physical infrastructural development already in place and still ongoing, Oyo state has strategically positioned itself to compete favorably with other neighboring states with high level of manufacturing activities and industrialization such as Lagos and Ogun state.
Ajani explained that Makinde has already commenced the implementation of what he called green energy and sustainable power generation to meet the demands of consumers; both domestic and industrial consumption adding that such federal commission partnering with Oyo state would accelerate the process of achieving the desired goal in the sector.
While stressing the readiness of the state to fully key into the energy programmes of the federal Commission, he emphasized that such strategic collaboration would culminate into attaining the sustainable power generation and supply that would in turn reduce the pressure on national grid.
Ajani however, disclosed that he solicited for an annual consideration of oyo state in all the programmes of the energy commission and other job opportunities the commission may be providing Nigerians in order to also adequately capture oyo state indigenes in the Commission’s recruitment exercises.