Ogun residents groan as govt delays five new substations



Residents of Ogun State are unhappy over the delay in the construction of five new substations in different parts of the state.

Though the Transmission Company of Nigeria has received $200 million funding for the projects from its  technical partner, Gencat of Germany, the state government has delayed in approving the actual locations for the new substations.

The substations to be located in Ibafo, Mowe, Agbara, Arigbajo and Ajegunle can transmit 1000MW.

TCN General Manager, Usman Gur Muhammed, told journalists after a meeting with Governor Dapo Abiodun that it had concluded work on Environmental Impact Assessment of the proposed sites.

He said the projects were being delayed as the state government said it had located new sites for some of them.

He urged the state government to assist in the payment of compensation for the sites and the Right of Way (RoW) for the projects.

The delay has worsened the electricity supply challenges being experienced by Ogun residents.

The substations are being urgently awaited to enable Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company to evacuate more power from the National Integrated Power Project at Oke Aro.