Lagos State governor Babatunde Fashola yestedray commissioned the multi-billion naira Alausa Independent Power Project (Alausa IPP) and the Primary Health Care (PHC) flagship located in Oregun area of Lagos.
Fashola while speaking at both events held simultaneously said while the IPP project will boost electricity supply at the Lagos State Secretariat in Ikeja, the healthcare centre will further enhance quality healthcare delivery at the primary level in the state.
The governor said with the commissioning of this project about 120 giant generators used to power state government activities at the state government secretariat and other agencies located in Alausa area of the state will no longer be needed.
“These generators are not what they call ‘I pass my neighbour’. Some of the smallest one there are 30 KVA generators. The aggregate of that power is 30 Megawatt of efficient power, lost power, lost time, lost accountability, transport cost, diesel supply and all of that from today are now history”.
“Here we are, but this is not our destination; two more IPP will come and we will continue to focus on public power supply, street lighting, public building schools hospital and so and so forth. And some of the religious institutions as you will see in the course of time.”
He added that the street lighting project had brought about safety in motoring, security of lives and property, saying many major roads and link road abandoned by motorists due to lack of street light are now being plied by motorists.
The governor added that the idea of lighting the streets had also boosted economic activities in some of the illuminated areas as more business now close late since there lights in their areas.