Edo govt to power street lights through multiple sources


Edo Government says it plans to use many sources of energy to power street lights in the state, Nigerian Observer reports.

Mr Cruse Osagie, the Special Adviser to the state Governor on Communication and Strategy, said in an interview that the current sources of keeping the streets illuminated at night were no longer sustainable, stressing that the epileptic public power supply was not helping the matter.

Edo State depends on the public power supply and electricity generating sets to power the street lights. Osagie said the government would maximize the use of resources at Azure power plant, Siemens and Osiomon power plants to boost power supply in the state.

A top government official, who pleaded anonymity, said that the state had also entered into a partnership with the Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC) to help power the street lights. The source also said that there was another plan to outsource the street lights to private firms for efficiency.