Lagos to light up major roads
The Special Adviser to Lagos State Governor on Energy, Mr. Oladeji Williams, says the state government has concluded plans to put street lights on all major roads and areas of the state by December.
The adviser said at a news conference yesterday that the project would be in three phases.
“The first phase would be the provision of street lights on the road from Berger along the Lagos-Ibadan expressway to Lagos Island, the second phase would be from Ikorodu Road to Lagos Island while the third would be the electrification of 67 communities in Ibeju-Lekki which has been in darkness for the past five years”, he said.
He added that communities around the Lekki Free Trade Zone would be connected
the national grid. “We are looking at connecting the street light network to our Independent Power Project (IPP). We are also studying the structure network and determining the best point of contact to connect the street lights along the axis,” he said.
Williams said the street lights would be connected to the IPP in order to ensure safe and alternative power and reduce operational expenses.
“The street lights will be 250 watts per lantern which is the industry standard and we are hoping to achieve all this by December,” he said.
Earlier, the Acting Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, Mr Taofeek Fashola, said the project would stimulate job opportunities with the involvement of the private sector in its maintenance and security.