Ekiti State Governor Biodun Oyebanji has said his administration would not tolerate the idea of towns being left in perpetual outage for a period of 15 years, describing the development as a potential danger that can cripple businesses and shore up the poverty level in the state.
The governor charged Ekiti people to protect all public utilities in their domains to safeguard government infrastructure from being destroyed in order to boost local economy, propel industrial development via robust growth of Small, and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs) in Ekiti State,
He spoke yesterday in Ikogosi Ekiti, while commissioning the extension of the 132/133KVA power substation from Omisanjana in Ado Ekiti to reconnect the town back to the national grid after years of power outage.
Oyebanji said the 33KV electrification project, which covered 19km radius and stretched from 132 KV TCN Sub-Station at Omisanjana to connect Erijiyan and Ikogosi-Ekiti, needed protection to spur business activities along that axis.
On behalf of the benefiting communities, the Olohan of Erinjiyan Ekiti, Oba Omoseebi Adegoroye, applauded Governor Oyebanji for placing high premium on boosting local economy, saying all the towns are indebted to the current government in terms of support in all spheres.