The National Electricity Regulatory Commission(NERC) has granted the
Embedded Generation Licence to the Ekiti Independent Power Project
(IPP) Ltd, situated in the state capital, Ado Ekiti.
The commission has also granted Independent Electricity Distribution
License to Olokiti Power Distribution Ltd, also in Ado Ekiti.
The Special Adviser (SA) to the State Governor on Infrastructure and
Public Utilities, Professor Mobolaji Aluko made this known while
featuring on a live current affairs television programme on the State
Broadcasting Service of Ekiti State (BSES) “Daybreak Nigeria” to
review the state of utilities in Ekiti.
The SA said, “We are now at the last leg of the development and
commissioning of the Independent power plant in the State, having
received the license”.
According to Prof. Aluko, a 5 megawatt Independent power plant was
flagged off by the immediate past Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi to put
an end to the problem of epileptic power supply in the state, adding
that the project would cater for the electricity supply to the
Governor’s office, Government House, State Secretariat, Ekiti State
University, University Teaching Hospital (EKSUTH) and the streetlights
along major roads in the metropolis.
He said further that interested private concerns would also benefit
from the project on buyer and willing sellers basis, saying that IPP
option would amend what he described as ”the unacceptable deficiency
in the electricity sector” and boost industrial development in the
While expressing the readiness of the Governor Oyebanji-led
administration to collaborate with interested
individuals and corporate organizations to develop the State,
particularly the power sector and improve the lot of the people, Aluko
assured that the IPP project would put an end to sole-dependence on