The Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has said the state has the capacity to generate 10,000 megawatts of electricity with its gas deposits.
The governor noted that the government had begun the installation of over 200 kilometres of streetlights to light up the state.
Obaseki said his administration was repositioning the state to leverage its natural endowments to drive commerce and economic activities
He said, “In the area of power, Benin City has the largest generating capacity; in this town alone, we have in excess of about 1,000 megawatts of power. There is no excuse or reason why we should be in darkness.
“With the gas resources available to us, let’s not talk about renewable energy, we can generate about 10,000 megawatts of power in this state and we will do so.”
“We already have the CCETC-Ossiomo Power Plant, which is powering most government-owned facilities. We started lighting up Edo State, beginning from Ring Road, and our goal is that within the shortest possible time, we would have a network of over 200 kilometres of streetlights starting from Benin,” the governor added.