Oyo Assembly Frowns At Non Functional Transformers Across Oyo State, Summons Oyo Commissioner For Energy, Rural Electrification Board
By Henry Odeh
The Oyo state house of assembly has today summoned the Oyo state honorable commissioner for energy, Barrister Seun Asamu and top management of Oyo state rural electrification board to appear before the legislative chamber on its next plenary sitting on Tuesday 5th November to make clarifications on pertinent issues bothering on procurement and abandonment of non functional power transformers across various communities in the state.
The house while deliberating on the motion titled “A Clarion Call On The Executive Arm Of Government To Install And Put To Use Abandoned Transformers Procured With Tax Payers Money In Many Parts Of The State” noted with concerns that many electric power transformers procured in 2011 with tax payers money by the last administration are yet to be installed and put to functional use across many parts of the state.
The house further noted with concern that the situation instead of getting better seems to be getting worse as most rural communities across the state seem to have been disconnected from electrification as the said transformers have remained non functional and unproductive despite the magnitude of investment in rural electrification by the state government.
The speaker of the house, Rt. Hon. Adebo Ogundoyin in his remark noted that the people at the grassroots deserves the same quality of life people in the city enjoys adding that there is a need for redistribution of the transformers to other communities if under whatever condition they are not suitable for the communities they were primarily designated.
The house therefore, summoned the honorable commissioner for energy, Barr. Seun Asamu as well as top management officials of the Oyo state rural electrification board to appear before the house at its next plenary sitting next Tuesday to give a detailed situation reports on the deplorable situation of rural electrification in Oyo state.