Ododo Visits FG Power Company, Seeks Collaboration for Improved Power Supply

Ibrahim Oyewale in Lokoja

As part of efforts to ensure stable supply of electricity in Kogi State the state Governor, Usman Ododo, has visited the FGN Power Company, Abuja, to seek greater collaboration between the company and the state government to enhance power supply.

This was contained in a statement signed by the Special Adviser to Governor on Media, Ismaila Isah, a copy of which was made available to journalists in Lokoja at the weekend.

The governor, who was received by the Managing Director of FGN Power, Mr. Kenny Anuwe, thanked the management of the company for its several interventions in Kogi State.

Governor Ododo said central to his administration’s drive towards industrialisation is the issue of power, saying without adequate power supply, industries will continue to struggle.

He said: “Kogi State is central to Nigeria and has become the new industrial hub of our country. Our tax administration, excellent security network and robust economic policies have made our state a destination of choice for some industrial giants.

“However, sustaining the ones we have as well as attracting more depends on power supply to our dear state. Power is critical to socio-economic development in our dear state.

“Our visit here today is to deepen our partnership in our shared aspiration at delivering electricity to our industries and homes. You have been doing a lot for the state but we won’t stop asking for more.”

Earlier, the MD/CEO of FGN Power, Anuwe, lauded the governor’s “youthful dynamism and determination to improve power supply to Kogi State.”

He said the company is already doing a lot in the state and will do more to “reward the spirit of partnership that the governor has shown.”

Anuwe urged the Kogi State Government to key into the FGN Power’s Investment Programme that will improve distribution infrastructure in the state.

Among the dignitaries that accompanied the governor during the visit included the Chief of Staff, Ali Bello; Commissioner for Energy and Rural Development, AbdulMutalib Mohammed; Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Deedat Ozigi, and the Commissioner for Information and Communications, Kingsley Fanwo.

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