Oyo moves to embrace independent power supply

Mr Seun Ashamu, Oyo State Commissioner for Energy and Mineral Resources, says the state has begun efforts toward achieving independent power supply.

Ashamu, who made the disclosure on Wednesday while speaking with newsmen in Ibadan, maintained that the options of building an independent power station were already being explored by the state.

He also said government would take advantage of its potentials such as dams and landscape to power unserved areas in the state to increase the hours of electricity supply.

The commissioner sought for the support of the leadership of both the federal and state energy generation and power supply organisations for the government to improve the distribution of electricity across the state.

He added that efforts were ongoing to identify potentials and resources in each zone of the state and locations in order to determine appropriate means of generating power for residents of each zone.

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