Gov. Aiyedatiwa Inaugurates Electricity Regulatory Transition Committee

In a significant move aimed at improving electricity supply in Ondo State, Governor Lucky Orimisan Aiyedatiwa has inaugurated a Committee to oversee the transition period of regulatory oversight transfer from the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) to the Ondo State Government.

The Committee's principal mandate is to develop modalities for the improvement of electricity supply within the state, ensure smooth transfer of authority from federal institutions to the state and enhance local governance and control over electricity for the benefit of the people of Ondo State,

The inauguration ceremony was held at the Governor's Office in Akure. 

Members of the Committee include Engr. Tunji Light Ariyomo, who is to serve as Chairman, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Energy, Engr. Johnson Alabi, who is to serve as the Vice Chairman. 

Other members of the Committee are Mrs. Iyabo Adefemi, a former Regional Head of BEDC, and Engr.  Olumayowa Ajumobi, the Director of Planning of the Ondo State Power Company (OSPC), while the State Coordinator of the Ondo State Electricity Regulatory Bureau (OSERB), Engr. Stephen Bolawole will serve as the Secretary. 

Engr. Gbenga Akeju will represent the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) as a member of the Committee while the BEDC has been directed to nominate a representative. 

In his address, Governor Aiyedatiwa emphasized the importance of the transition for Ondo State’s development. 

The Governor said: "This committee is a vital step towards achieving our goal of a more efficient and locally controlled electricity regulatory market. By taking charge of our regulatory framework, we can better address the unique needs of our state and ensure a more reliable and sustainable power supply for our citizens. Having a substantial part of Ondo State in darkness is simply unacceptable."

The transition is expected to streamline regulatory processes, enhance accountability, and ultimately lead to improvements in electricity supply and distribution within Ondo State. 

The committee will work closely with various stakeholders, including NERC, and the Benin Disco to ensure a smooth and effective handover.

The inauguration of the Electricity Regulatory Transition Committee marks a milestone in Ondo State's journey towards energy independence and improved public service delivery. 

Prince Ebenezer Adeniyan, 
Chief Press Secretary to the Governor of Ondo State. 
July 2, 2024.

Gov. Aiyedatiwa approves payment of monthly stipends to Corps members

Ondo State Governor, Hon Lucky Orimisan Aiyedatiwa has approved monthly stipends to National Youth Service Corps members deployed to serve in the State.

Governor Aiyedatiwa made the declaration at the Swearing - In - Ceremony of the 2024 Batch 'B' (Stream 1) of Coprs members at the NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp, Ikare Akoko, on Tuesday. 

The Governor promised to rehabilitate the facilities at the NYSC Camp, including provision of Solar-powered light.

The Governor enjoined the new Corps members to dedicate themselves and brace up for the task ahead as they will be exposed to daunting but fulfilling challenges of national development.

Governor Aiyedatiwa reiterated the determination of his administration to adequately cater for their welfare and security throughout their service year in the State. 

"As we therefore induct you into the national service of our dear Country today, you face a greater challenge to prove that the future of our Country and coming generations would be secured in your hands. This is why you must rededicate yourselves to the task of bringing about positive changes in your various assignments", he said.

The Governor reiterated that his administration will continue to support NYSC at all times to ensure Corp members have a memorable year in Ondo State.

Speaking after an inspection of the camp, the Governor said: "The area is clean, disinfectant the bathroom and toilet but they are old, some kind of renovation needs to be done and that is what we are going to do. Electricity is also one of their problems and we will try to deploy solar light across the entire camp so that at night the area can be bright and for the hostels, we will see what we can do."

Earlier, in his welcome address, the NYSC State Coordinator, Mr. Samuel Pepple, thanked Governor Aiyedatiwa for his presence at the event, saying from it is the first time a governor will visit the Orientation Camp in the last 13 years.

He said a total of 1,423 Corps members have been registered in the camp for the mandatory one year service for the batch.

The Commissioner for Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Saka Yusuf-Ogunleye, in his remarks, noted that the Governor's presence is testament of his love to the youth, charging the Corps members to contribute their quota to development of the State.

The Chief Judge Of Ondo State, represented by Justice Femi Akinbinnu, administered Oath of Allegiance to the Corps members.

Prince Ebenezer Adeniyan, Chief Press Secretary to the Governor of Ondo State. 
July 2, 2024.

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