Pictures: Governor Akinwunmi Ambode At the National Economic Council Meeting At State House, Abuja

Pictures: Governor Akinwunmi Ambode At the National Economic Council Meeting At State House, Abuja

 Lagos State Governor & representative of South West Zone on National Road Safety Advisory Council (NARSAC), Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode; his Gombe and Delta States counterpart, Governor Ibrahim Dankwambo; Governor Ifeanyi Okowa; FCT Minister, Mohammed Bello and Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi during the inauguration of NARSAC at the Council Chamber, State House, Abuja, on Thursday, February 16, 2017.
Lagos State Governor & representative of South West Zone on National Road Safety Advisory Council (NARSAC), Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode; his Gombe and Delta States counterpart, Governor Ibrahim Dankwambo; Governor Ifeanyi Okowa; FCT Minister, Mohammed Bello and Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi during the inauguration of NARSAC at the Council Chamber, State House, Abuja, on Thursday, February 16, 2017.
Lagos State Governor & representative of South West Zone on National Road Safety Advisory Council (NARSAC), Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (middle), with his Gombe and Delta States counterpart, Governor Ibrahim Dankwambo (2nd right), Governor Ifeanyi Okowa (right); Corp Marshal/Chief Executive, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Mr. Boboye Oyeyemi (2nd left) and Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun (left) during the inauguration of NARSAC at the Council Chamber, State House, Abuja, on Thursday, February 16, 2017.
Lagos State Governor & representative of South West Zone on National Road Safety Advisory Council (NARSAC), Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (middle), with his Gombe and Delta States counterpart, Governor Ibrahim Dankwambo (2nd right), Governor Ifeanyi Okowa (right); Corp Marshal/Chief Executive, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Mr. Boboye Oyeyemi (2nd left) and Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun (left) during the inauguration of NARSAC at the Council Chamber, State House, Abuja, on Thursday, February 16, 2017.
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (2nd right); his Ekiti State counterpart, Governor Peter Ayo Fayose (right); Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi (left) during the National Economic Council meeting at the Council Chamber, State House, Abuja, on Thursday, February 16, 2017
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (2nd right); his Ekiti State counterpart, Governor Peter Ayo Fayose (right); Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi (left) during the National Economic Council meeting at the Council Chamber, State House, Abuja, on Thursday, February 16, 2017
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (2nd right), with Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi (right); Ondo State Governor-elect, Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu (2nd left) and Jigawa State Governor, Alhaji Badaru Abubakar (left) during the National Economic Council meeting at the Council Chamber, State House, Abuja, on Thursday, February 16, 2017.
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (2nd right), with Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi (right); Ondo State Governor-elect, Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu (2nd left) and Jigawa State Governor, Alhaji Badaru Abubakar (left) during the National Economic Council meeting at the Council Chamber, State House, Abuja, on Thursday, February 16, 2017.
 Lagos State Governor & representative of South West Zone on National Road Safety Advisory Council (NARSAC), Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (2nd left), exchanging pleasantries with the Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo (2nd right) while Kwara State Governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed (left); Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun (behind) and Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi (right), watch with admiration during the inauguration of NARSAC at the Council Chamber, State House, Abuja, on Thursday, February 16, 2017.
Lagos State Governor & representative of South West Zone on National Road Safety Advisory Council (NARSAC), Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (2nd left), exchanging pleasantries with the Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo (2nd right) while Kwara State Governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed (left); Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun (behind) and Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi (right), watch with admiration during the inauguration of NARSAC at the Council Chamber, State House, Abuja, on Thursday, February 16, 2017.
Lagos State Government Targets 3000mw 24-Hour Power Generation

Lagos State Government Targets 3000mw 24-Hour Power Generation

…32 Communities In Badagry To Be Connected To National Grid By March

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Wednesday said the quest by the country to achieve energy security can no longer be left for the Federal Government to address alone, just as he revealed plans by the State to attain 24-hour power supply through generation of 3000megawatts of electricity by 2022. 

Speaking at Lagos House in Ikeja after receiving the report of the Embedded Power Technical Committee constituted by the State Government with representatives from the public and private sector, Governor Ambode said while the Federal Government continues in its efforts to resolve the power crisis, the sustainable solution going forward would be the pulling together of commitment and resources of all stakeholders in the power value chain. 

While explaining the rationale behind the embedded power initiative of the State Government, Governor Ambode said the major bane of the power situation in the country has always been with transmission, adding that the initiative was designed to permanently resolve power crisis in the State and by extension in the country.

He said: “The reason why we embarked on this initiative is that we believe strongly that if the power problem is solved in Lagos, it is technically solved in the whole of the country and so because Lagos has more or less tested a solution that works, we can scale this up and also address it on a national scale.

“The problem of power in Nigeria is the problem of transmission and that is the truth. Yes, we have generating companies and we have distributing companies and they say power is in the hands of the private sector but we know technically that that is not totally true.

“We also know that transmission is hundred per cent owned by government but we have tested here in Lagos and we have been able to provide 48 kilowatts of power without transmitting it which means that we generate and then distribute.

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (middle), in a group photograph with Deputy Governor, Dr. (Mrs) Oluranti Adebule (4th left) and members of the Power Technical Committee during the presentation of the Embedded Power Initiative report to the Governor at the Lagos House, Ikeja, on Wednesday, February 15, 2017.
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (middle), in a group photograph with Deputy Governor, Dr. (Mrs) Oluranti Adebule (4th left) and members of the Power Technical Committee during the presentation of the Embedded Power Initiative report to the Governor at the Lagos House, Ikeja, on Wednesday, February 15, 2017.

“So, if that works for 48 kilowatts, can we put Lagos into clusters and actually use embedded power initiative to drive the business of Lagos? That is what this initiative is all about and I want to thank all the stakeholders for submitting their business template into what government sees as the right step to take so that we can join hands together to say in the next two to five years, we can actually power Lagos and then grow our GDP.”

Governor Ambode said the target of the State Government is to generate up to 3,000MW of power through accelerated deployment of various embedded power plants in strategic locations in the State within three to five years.

Out of the 3000MW, the Governor said 350MW would be delivered by Q1 2018, additional 850MW by Q4 2018, and the balance of 1,800MW not later Q3 2022, while the State Government will support the Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) to be signed between the Distribution Companies and the embedded power providers, to enhance bankability of the projects.

He said the embedded power will be distributed off-grid within Lagos State through the network of Eko and Ikeja Distribution Companies, while the State Government will support the Distribution Companies in upgrading their distribution infrastructure and installation of smart prepaid meters in the areas where embedded power is deployed.

Other areas of collaboration, according to the Governor, would include support for collection, appropriate legislation and enforcement of power theft laws.

Besides, Governor Ambode said his administration will collaborate with operators of oil blocks in the Lagos area to accelerate the extraction of gas feedstocks for power generation, adding that alternative sources of fuel would be explored to sustain uninterrupted power supply in the medium to long term, including partnerships on investments in gas pipeline infrastructure through the State’s owned oil and gas Corporation – Ibile Oil and Gas.

While recalling the success of the Light Up Lagos Project with installation of over 47,000 poles of street lights, and connection of about 67 communities in the Ibeju Lekki axis to national grid after about six years off grid under the rural electrification project, Governor Ambode said another 32 communities in Badagry which have not had access to electricity for over sixteen years would be connected to the grid within the next 21 days.

Responding on behalf of Distribution Companies (DISCOS), Chairman of Eko Distribution Company, Mr. Charles Momoh commended Governor Ambode for the embedded power initiative, saying it was the best thing that has happened to Lagos State in recent times.

He also expressed the confidence of DISCOS in the ability of the Governor to see to the success of the initiative.

Earlier in his remarks, the Commissioner for Energy and Mineral Resources, Mr. Wale Oluwo, said he was confident that the implementation of the report holistically would address electricity problem in the state.

South-West Governors Resolve To Collaborate On Security

South-West Governors Resolve To Collaborate On Security

Southwest Governors on Monday resolved to work together to address the security challenges confronting the region and foster economic growth and well-being of the people.

The Governors, in a communiqué issued at the end of the meeting of Southwest Governors’ Forum held at the Government House in Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State, also agreed to adopt a uniform educational curriculum to boost educational system in the region.

The meeting was attended by Governors of Lagos, Oyo, Osun, Ondo and Ekiti States – Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, Dr Olusegun Mimiko and Mr Ayodele Fayose respectively.

Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun was represented by his Deputy, Mrs Yetunde Onanuga.

Fayose, who read the communiqué to journalists, said the Governors resolved that all Commissioners of Police and intelligence institutions in the region will henceforth meet regularly to compare notes and work together to manage in a concerted way the aerial, land and waterway security architecture of the region with State Governments supporting with the critical resources.

He said the Governors also approved the report of the workshop on security, law and order in the Southwest hosted by Lagos State.

According to him, the Governors also approved the constitution of a Regional Technical Working Group on integrated infrastructural development with regards to multi-modal transportation system such as highways, rail, water and air, as well as integration on energy and power, digital and telecoms and leisure and entertainment.

He added that the Governors further agreed that Odua Investment Group should serve as a special purpose vehicle to drive the regional economic integration mission, while the Development Agenda for Western Nigeria (DAWN) Commission would be supported to achieve the objectives of its establishment.

He added: “It was agreed that a Committee should be set up on Federal Government allocations in agriculture to be accessed for regional benefit.

“An expanded Committee to be set up to make consultations, give consideration and set objectives on the regional direction with regards to the Federal budget on its implementation especially on agriculture with emphasis on irrigation and storage.”

Earlier in his opening remarks, Fayose urged his colleagues in the region to rise above partisan politics and work for the unity and economic growth of the region.

He said it was time for leaders of the region to take affirmative action and speak with one voice on issues affecting the Yoruba nation.

Pictures: Governor Akinwunmi Ambode At The German-African Business Summit in Nairobi, Kenya

Pictures: Governor Akinwunmi Ambode At The German-African Business Summit in Nairobi, Kenya

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Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (right), exchanging pleasantries with Deputy Managing Director of TGI Group, Mr. Christian Wessels (left) while the Consul General of Germany, Mr. Ingo Herbert (middle), watches during the German-African Business Summit in Nairobi, Kenya, on Thursday, February 9, 2017
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Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (middle), with the Consul General of Germany, Mr. Ingo Herbert (left) and Head, Delegation of the German Industry & Commerce to Nigeria, Dr. Marc Lucassen (right) during the German-African Business Summit in Nairobi, Kenya, on Thursday, February 9, 2017

 

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R-L: Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode; Special Adviser, Office of Overseas Affairs & Investment (Lagos Global), Prof. Ademola Abass; Nigerian-German Business Associate, Mr. Justin Chuma Anosike and Non-Eexecutive Director, Centum Investment Company Limited, Dr. Christopher Kirubi during the German-African Business Summit in Nairobi, Kenya, on Thursday, February 9, 2017.

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