After 10 years of power failure in Garage-Olode town of Osun State, the Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC) is constructing a 15 kilometre 33 kilovolts (kV) line to connect the town from the Ile-Ife transmission substation.
A statement by the Head, Communication and Public Relations at NDPHC, Olufunke Nwankwo, said the project flag-off was done by the Governor of Osun State, Adegboyega Oyetola, as the residents cheered.
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“For me, today is a day of joy as history is being made. I am elated that we have now brought to an end the torturous journey that left you, our dear people, in darkness for over 10 years,” he stated.
The governor said the project would provide electricity to seven communities – Iyanfoworogi, Aye Coker, Aye-Oba, Wanikin Eleja, Egbejoda, Idi Obi and Ali Ahanran – in the first phase.
The Executive Director, Networks at NDPHC, Engr. Ife Oluwa Oyedele, said the distribution intervention project also includes the dualisation of 3km of 33KVA line from Mayfair roundabout to Modakeke, adding eight units of 300KVA and eight units of 500KVA distribution transformers in the community.