Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, has constituted a Technical Team on Independent Power Supply Initiative.
The team is charged to develop a framework for powering the State Secretariat, State Specialist Hospital, Streetlights and other Essential Services in Akure, the State capital.
Engineer Tunji Ariyomo, Special Adviser to the Governor on Public Utilities will serve as its Chairman while Engineer O. J. Adelola, General Manager Ondo State Electricity Board (OSEB) will serve as the secretary.
Other members of the team are: Mr. Femi Akarakiri, the Senior Special Assistant – Energy & Mineral Resources, Mr. Ayo Sotirin and Mr Tope Runsewe.
Ariyomo explained that the Governor is concerned about the state of electricity supply in every part of the State, particularly the four Local Government Areas in the Southern Senatorial district, which have been disconnected from the the National Grid for almost six years.
“We are discussing with BEDC officials and interfacing with the Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC)”, he said.