Lawmakers Urges Ikeja Distribution Company To Restore Electricity To Epe

PIC.34. MEMBERS OF HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AT A SPECIAL SITTING TO MARK END OF THE 2ND YEAR 

OF THE 7TH ASSEMBLY IN ABUJA ON THURSDAY (6/6/13).

The House urged the Ikeja Distribution Company to restore electricity to Epe, pending the fruition of the abandoned 135km/330kv Omotosho-Epe-Aja transmission line.

The House of Representatives yesterday ordered its Committee on Power to examine the relinquished Omotosho-Epe-Ajah 135 Km, 330 KV Double Circuit Transmission Line venture in Epe, Lagos.

The determination took after the entry of a movement by a lawmaker, Wale Raji.

As indicated by the legislator, the agreement was apparently honored by the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) in December 2010, through its 10 GW matrix extension plan to KEC Construction Company Ltd for $24,650,255.24 which its equivalent in naira is N1, 627,303,799.79. It was relinquished at just 27 percent.

“The overloaded and overstretched 33KV line from Egbin Terminal substation is the only source of electricity supply to Epe and its environs.

“The erratic power supply in Epe and its environs has negatively affected the socio-economic life of the people as local industries and businesses have shut down or resorted to generators,” he said.

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