are under way to generate constants electricity power supply for
inhabitants of the state come 2018.
Ambode noted that the state government had already devised
strategies to short-circuit power generation, transmission and
distribution to ensure there was “ constants power supply to residents.”
He made this disclosure at a recent interactive session with members
of the business community and informal sector, a statement by the
governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Habib Haruna, said on Sunday.
“Presently, we have less than 1,000MW in Lagos and the fundamental
issues remain with generation, transmission and distribution.
Transmission is still owned primarily by the Federal Government. But in
Lagos State, we have become creative and we have done Independent Power
Project through which we were able to generate 47.5MW which was
distributed short-circuiting transmission.
“So, if it works, does it look like a template we can now use to get
power freedom or what we call power security? If we say we are the fifth
largest economy in Africa and we are not in control of how power is
generated in an economy that wants to move from fifth to third, then
something is wrong.
“So, what we are saying is, let’s find a way to short-circuit them
within the ambit of the law,” the governor was quoted as saying.