Delta Govt. Signs MoU With Chinese Company To Boost Electricity

DeltaThe Delta State government through its Ministry of Energy and the office of the Secretary to the State Government has taken a bold step towards boosting electricity supply by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with a Chinese Company, Yutal Li Nigeria Limited for the provision of 100 megawatts solar powered electricity generating plant.

The State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa presided over the signing of the MOU in Asaba saying the partnership was necessary because of the importance of electricity supply to the growth of micro, small, medium scale enterprises.

He added that the partnership will not only give a boost to employment but, to the socio-economic development of the state and the country at large since it will be helping to increase electricity supplied to the national grid.

Meanwhile land required for the power plant has been sourced for already and the project is expected to be constructed within one year after the contractor has been mobilized to site.

Fire Razes Ministry Of Energy Building In Kwara

fireThe building housing Kwara State Ministry of Energy, the board of Internal Revenue and the state Ministry of Economic Planning was has been gutted by fire on Wednesday.

The fire, which was put off about five hours after it started, was believed to been caused by an electrical fault.

A guard on duty said he called the attention of the Police when he noticed the fire outbreak.

He stressed that it took the Firefighters almost five hours to control the situation, as shortage of water hampered the exercise.

While paying an assessment visit to the building, the state Commissioner for Energy, Musa Abdullah, expressed relief, after noticing that none of the sensitive materials and documents of the officers were affected. He thanked God that no life was lost.

Another visitor to the site was the state Head of Service, Dabarako Muhammad, who announced that the state government had earlier planned to demolish and reconstruct the site to a modern structure.

He said that the Governor would give the final approval on when the construction would start.

While the remaining documents are being salvaged, Mr Muhammed said the staff of the ministry would be re-allocated to another office soon.

Bayelsa: Governor Dickson Sacks 2 More Commissioners

Gov Dickson BayelsaThe Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson, has announced the scrapping of the Ministry of Capital City Development and the splitting of the Ministry of Local Government and Community Development, and the Ministry of Energy.

This is sequel to the sacking of seven of his commissioners in March 2014, who have since been replaced.

The implication of the reorganization of the ministries is that the commissioners of the former Ministry of Local Government and Community Development, Mr. James Dugo and Barrister Zuwa Konuga of the Capital City Development have been relieved of their positions as members of the State Executive Council.

This development, like the one in March, was said to be part of the ongoing efforts at re-organizing and repositioning Ministries, Departments and Agencies for optimal performance and delivery of the restoration agenda of the Governor Seriake Dickson led administration.

The Governor thanked them for their services to the Government and people of the State and wished them well, assuring them that, they could still be called upon to serve the State in other capacities in the future.

The Bayelsa State Government had said during the March sacking of commissioners that the reorganisation of the machinery of Government for improved service delivery in the execution of government programmes and policies as well as the redeployment of relevant officers would be a continuous exercise in the state.