Commissioner for Energy and Mineral Resources in Lagos State, Mr. Olalere Odusote on Tuesday said all streets in Lagos will be provided with light before the end of July.
He stated this at the ministerial press briefing, in commemoration of the second year anniversary of the present administration in the State at Alausa, Ikeja.
According to him, the electricity policy when it becomes functional and fully implemented, will also accelerate the “Light-up Lagos” power programme which the state government had embarked upon.
The commissioner said: “Lagos Electricity Policy is vital in achieving the T.H.E.M.E.S. agenda of this administration and will serve as a key driver for the social and economic development aspirations of the State in consonance with Government’s 30-year Development Plan (2021 – 2051), currently being developed.”
The commissioner also emphasized that the Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu-led administration has concluded arrangement with a leading smart metering solution company (Elsewedy Electric) on meter supply to target low income communities and also identified transmission infrastructure challenges across the state.
Consequently, the governor has approved the procurement and installation of 20,000 units of Prepaid Energy Meters for communities in the state as a way of improving electricity supply in the affected residents.
Odusote also recalled that a program tagged: “Smart Hackathon 2020”, was launched last year July by the governor, adding that the idea was to design, produce and mass-distribute affordable and reliable Smart Meters in the state.