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Non-stop Power Supply In Kwara State- Is It True?

http://www.dailytrust.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=5372&Itemid=87

Light’, which has become the local euphemism for electricity supply has been steady for four weeks now and this has infused a new found productivity around that some motorcyclist have abandoned their contraptions and gone back to the hand craft and trade they had to abandon because of irregular or absence of electricity. “We’ve been enjoying constant light now for more than a month,” says Ola Hakeem, a welder who was busy trying to couple together a door frame he was contracted to supply to a new house. “In the past I would have been thinking about how to buy diesel to start my generator but now with the availability of light I don’t need to buy the diesel. I spend less and deliver fast to my customers without disappointment. I hope things will continue to remain this way. It will sustain small business people like me.”

For this newfound hope in the electricity agencies where previously it is bitter cynicisms that is usually expressed once the subject of electricity supply is mentioned, Hakeem has the success of the National Integrated Power Project (NIPP) in Kwara State to thank. And no, his debt is not to the Federal Government, particularly, but to the state government. Kwara is only one out of several other states in the country that were funded in the NIPP project to improve electricity supply in the country. Other states have private arrangements to introduce independent power projects where billions of naira has been spent to meet the shortfall in electricity supply with nothing to show. But while the NIPP projects across the country are still wobbling that of Kwara is the first and the only one to be completed and in operation on the 23rd of January this year. It wouldn’t have happened says Dr. Toyin Ayo Ibrahim, the Special Adviser on Project Monitoring in the state whose office is responsible for the project if the state government had not quietly taken the decision to curb its reliance on the Federal Government and decided to do something with the resources at its disposal to help itself. “When the state government came in it was about to be abandoned,” says Dr. Ibrahim. “The Obasanjo administration funded the project and paid the entire off-shore component, remaining the onshore component which cost about N800 million. It was at this point that the Yar’adua administration came in and suspended all the NIPP projects in order to carry out proper investigations on them. The Kwara State government felt it cannot wait to get the benefit of the project so it started funding the project.”

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Even in Dame Jonathan bedroom 24/7 light no dey.

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Like I said, you cannot manufacture power out of thin air, no matter how many step-up transformers you add to the mix.

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Is a lie.Am living in ilorin so there is nothing like 24/7 power supply.If u are staying at Taiwo Road area you wll know what i mean.

Is it only a new comer that will say KWARA is enjoyiny light especially if u come from state where their power supply is very poor.

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Is a lie.Am living in ilorin so there is nothing like 24/7 power supply.If u are staying at Taiwo Road area you wll know what i mean.

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Is a lie.Am living in ilorin so there is nothing like 24/7 power supply.If u are staying at Taiwo Road area you wll know what i mean.

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I still think kwara or some parts of kwara gets more than the average, about 12-16hours a day

I'll ask the person i know where they live 2moro

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I mean think of these things. How do you manufacture something from next to nothing? iS it possible? Are we now trying to disprove Newton's law or something?

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How much electricity do you get in a day dont lie?

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How would you believe this happening in Nigeria. ASO ROCK the seat of the Nigeria Administration itself can not boast of Non-stop Power Supply with generator, now tell me how do you expect non-stop power supply in Kwara State?

I live in Ilorin, the state captial of Kwara and this is NEVER REAL.

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Is there still non stop power supply in Kwara State?

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Ilorin — Kwara State governor, Dr. Bukola Saraki, has said in view of the current world economic meltdown, the state government would continue to execute lofty programmes to the people of the state in order to meet the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

Saraki stated this in Ilorin, while performing the launch of the multi-million naira newly purchased five waste disposal vehicles for evacuation of waste products across the state.

He said the "importance of clean environment cannot be over emphasised in the socio economic growth of any nation and the Kwara State Government would leave no stone unturned at making the environment clean so as to enhance the well being of the populace".

He said this was the reason the government since assumption of office in year 2003 has been working round the clock in order to make the environment safe for living so as to assist the residents contribute their quota towards the development of the state.

Saraki, who was represented at the programme by his deputy, Chief Joel Ogundeji said the purchase of the new five waste disposal vehicles was aimed at ensuring constant movement of all the waste products that abound across the length and breadth of the state as this would put a stop to the spread of deadly diseases.

The governor added that the purchase of the vehicles was in fulfillment of the administration promise to address the epileptic waste disposal and this would enable the situation to be brought under control for better, efficient and effective performances. He added that, with this development, the ugly faces of unmoved roll-on-off bins and heaps of refuse surrounding would be adequately tackled.

Saraki however, called on the people of the state to be up and doing at making their environment worth living by cleaning up their areas as at when due so as to have a new lease of life.

Earlier, the state commissioner for Environment, Alhaji Ahmed Makama said the state government is committed to the clean environment and would continue to work hard in order to achieve the state objective.

He said as of now, the state government has purchased 10 waste disposal vehicles son as to make environment safe for the people of the state.

Makama therefore advised the workers of the waste management board and the consultant charge with the clean of refuse in the state, Ola Kleen Nigeria Limited to support the government in its bids of addressing the refuse situation in the state

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Yes ohh!!!!!!

My mum lives there. I just called her to comfirm if it's true.

She said she has not had light for 2weeks because their poor

old transformer could not withstand 3weeks of uninterrupted electricity

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Non stop power supply is a good 2 Kwara state & let us hope it will continue 4 some months because before we say JACK ROBBINSON power supply maybe once upon a time.

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Yes, it is true. But I am start to have a second thought because situation has started changing. Power is no longer constant has experienced 4 weeks ago. Perharps, it might due to reasons beyond our comprehension. Actually, Gov Bukola is trying has his predecessors had done. His reformation should not be for just a while but everlasting thing.

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i can attest to it, because i was in ilorin for two weeks and there is constant supply of electricity and good road which make transport fare to be favourable, infact i really fall in love with the state.i hope other state govs will emulate kwara state govts gesture inorder to move this country forward rather than mass looting of public treaury been recorded by our public office holders.naija go better

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bull poo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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don't know about the asa dam resort, but the travel plaza is definitely in development. KWSG and A2SO4 have appraoched my co over fuel supply logistics etal.

got some of thier dwgs on my sys; making recommendations etal

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Well, you are not alone there!

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Guys, dont get it twisted. The electricity here is better, ok, lots better but we still have our bad days. It's constant but definitely not 24/7 or non-stop like the article put it. Then, is the travel plaza ready or what? Can't locate it. Well, let's see how the next few months play out. He's probably got something up his sleeves. Maybe he's eyeing the Nigerians' No 1 seat. Who knows? Odili and the likes were all like this towards the end of their tenures. To wrap it up, he's tried.

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I am waiting for the day I can see artist impression of mega buildings and the finished products side by side

those building are nice, I hope kwarans loose they slow and sleepy attitude though

you can create more jobs by using Nigerian/Kwaran construction companies instead of dubai companies

but then again there's creativity n competence to content with

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Kwara Govt accuses PHCN of sabotage

19.03.2009

The Kwara State government has raised the alarm over the alleged deliberate attempts by the Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) to frustrate the state’s efforts in ensuring regular power supply from the Ganmo power sub-station.

The state government’s attention was drawn to the recent drop in power supply in the state owing to the shortfall in megawatts evacuated from Ganmo power sub-station by the PHCN.

The Commissioner for Information and Home Affairs, Alhaji Abdulmumin Katibi, disclosed this on Wednesday, while briefing newsmen on the efforts made by government to restore the shortfalls in power supply.

According to him, investigations revealed that the PHCN, through its National Control Centre (NCC) in Osogbo, has allegedly been frustrating government’s efforts at achieving regular power supply in the state on a sustainable basis.

Katibi further explained that with the energising of Ganmo power sub-station, the state was enjoying an average of 80 megawatts until a few days ago when NCC came up with a policy reduction in Megawatts to 50 per cent.

http://www.tribune.com.ng/19032009/news/news14.html

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YESSS OOOOO, it is confirmed that people in the state and its environs are enjoying power supply which is one the dividends of democracy.i think other GOVERNOR should emulate this good ambition.and for we Nigerians, lets endeavour to encourage this good gestures by this govnor in question so that he would have cause to feel encouraged and have the mind to still perform more than that in other areas. i know  he had performed well in the area of eenvironmentalcleanliness.this a time we need to forget aABOUTsentimental in this regards.i also commends  goGovernorashola as well.GOD BLESS US , GOD BLBLESSIGERIA

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Nigeria should be ashamed of itself. What ever happened to human rights and the freedom of choice and expression? Nigerian government wants to rule the hearts and minds of its citizens and this amounts to oppression for their large lgbtq community and heterosexuals. We’ve just seen the reemergence of Hitler’s Nazism in Nigeria and the UK, US and all self-respectable countries should cut off all aid and trade with Nigeria. How backwards! I know plenty of Nigerian gays and lesbians, people who work hard to make a living against that oppressive government. It will come to the point when the Anglican church is giving men, women, and children machetes to kill homosexuals, GENOCIDE! But they don’t know they will be killing their own children and parents. That is the break down of family values, what the church is doing, and if the pope were any God-fearing man he would educate himself and condemn Nigeria, too. As an English professor who understands the necessity of people to think and associate freely, I truly hope the world leaves Nigeria to live in its own squalor.

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Sometimes i sit down and imagine cities like lagos,aba,kano,onitsha,ibadan,nnewi,Ph,enugu,kaduna with costant electricty.I do not think we really know the disservice we are doing to ourselves in this country.

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WOW! Very impressive!

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@Redman44

Thanks for you comments, this projects being materialized for is more important than going to youtube and if the government can stop Using Julius Berger to build crap in Nigeria at such a high cost , then that will help. There are very Good companies in Dubai that will make this projects  a reality but if this contracts are given to Julius berger , they will look like any other cheap buildings in Nigeria like our international airport in Abuja.

  It is great to have this ideas but make we try invest in job creations and that will befit the common man more. When this projects are done , it is only the senators and politicians that will be using them for their so call retreat which they just finish one in Minna where all the 88 senators went home with about 4 million naira for 2 days.

Kwara  keep it up

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I'm impressed with dis development, can anybody tell me if this is not just in the state capital?

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Hmn, Kwara State is really baring its teeth o. I am impressed by the Youtube videos on the projects in Kwara State. I have only been to the state once and I spent about 4 days there. It is a generally peaceful state. Like I said before, change is coming to Nigeria. We need more Governors like Bukola Saraki and Fashola of Lagos State. However, the Governors need to work on the railways and also seek to make a direct impact on the citizens. I mean they should look into the creation of jobs by building industries where the natural resources of their states can be processed into finished products e.g turning millet into a packed cereal drink or making soap for export. It is clear that people need jobs in Nigeria. So some effort should be put into job creation.

Cheers.

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@Deor03

My operative word (i.e. choice of words) was unhealthy jealousy . . .

Embracing brilliance and excellence in their functioning and executions is our expectations of the elected

and not for them to think the office is a call of duty or a competition for trashing out others . . .

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Even if these projects are out of jealousy or rivalry, I LOVE THIS TYPE OF RIVALRY, other than rivalry of the fattest Swiss account

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@Nateevs

Most aren't from Kwara too . . .

Its a beacon of light and a ray of hope for the whole nation at large worth celebrating . . .

The Kwara State Travel Plaza and the Asa Dam Conference Centre & Resort that you kindly showcased is all about recognising very good initiatives designed to do what’s best for state and the voting public (i.e.  merely giving credit where due and acknowledging excellence regardless of state of origin . . .)

Thank God Awo set and left some precedents in the past

We know it can be done . . .

So c’mon! Why not again and/or now . . . 

PS: One just hopes such (i.e. similar) projects or undertakings here or elsewhere aren't misconstrued to be a competition or rivalry (i.e. unhealthy jealousy) between states.

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As if that's not enough . . . Check the Asa Dam Conference Centre and Resort in Kwara State. .

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I am not from Kwara and I don't even fancy Bukola. . . but If he goes ahead and accomplishes this, then he's put Kwara on the globe

@Recognise

I finally figured out how to make it work

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Nice, that edifice looks cool

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@Nateevs

Here's the video play you're trying to upload . . .

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An audacious 24/7 electricity venture by Kwara State.

This course of action is admirable and praiseworthy.

My eyes have gone green but hey no hating, its all good . . .

Shame though concerning all the "will it last" fears and/or echoes.

The idea of coin meters or something of the likes agreeably is necessary to deter and discourage detractors and lie in wait anti-progress agents.

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yes the light real

as we leave house in the morning going to work we are going to leave light came back meet light, we slept and wake up with light again is true my brother,

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The video. . . .

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This is off the chains man. If this happens in Kwara. . . people will move.

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Well . . . . When a Governor thinks about executing projects of this scale . . . . . I think one of the many prerequisites - if not the most important - will be to achieve constant electric power supply. . . .

Check this out . . . . In Kwara State!

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Anyway, I have read of the contributions on this subject and read about the posting but I must say here that I live and have business In Ilorin but I must be honest that in last couples of weeks Electricity power has change for better in Ilorin but not 24 hours as some contributors thought but atleast we will have 18 -20 hours (out of 24 hours) supply of electricity power in Ilorin. I came down to Ilorin in year 2007 and I saw a prospect of a better place to live and do business but the problem I discover due to months of business experience here is that Kwara State is one of the poorly paid salary structure and the people lack necessary business orientation and information. You have to talk and talk and repeat yourself before they respond and their response is not always encouraging (though I dont know if this is due to their poor salary structure). Inshort to thrive business-wise in Ilorin and Kwara State generally , they need alot of orientation though living here in Ilorin is moderate and not expensive. In doing business here, you have to be muslim or face some segimentation in doing business though things are changing little by little.

I wont forget to conmend their security status, Ilorin is very peacful when it come to security issue expect of some mini-religion segimentation. It has confirmed to be robbers or police harassment free, Robbers hardly escape when they raid Ilorin most recently. The police are always at alert to control the security issue with a very little or no harassement to the common citizen. Oh, I must not forget to say Ilorin and kwara state in general has a clean environment.

Despite all this, there are much to Ilorin in everything and I strongly believe Kwara State most Ilorin is still a better place to live, work and do business, if you are interested in knowning or relocation to Ilorin or start business here, you can contact me privately on lakrem_330@yahoo.com

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I have always believed that the solution to our developmental problem is real Federalism and good governors. If we have 30 (thirty )very exceptional governors in Nigeria; we will bother less about the tribe of or who the President is.

Of the 3 tiers of government in Nigeria, the State has the highest effect on people. If all the Niger delta governors were very exceptional and committed to the people, I think the level of agitation by the youths would be less than what we have now.

If all States have a world class hospital in their senatorial districts, that means we'll have 3X 36 of such spread round the country.

For those championing for Fashola for president; I think they should focus on having more than 30 fasholas at the elms of affairs of our States

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Our Area Fada Oga Seun has repeated more times than I care to remember that PRIVATIZATION will solve Nigeria's intractable blackout epidemic, but I was doubtful that the solution to the problem could be so simple, until now.

Kwara State has proved Oga Seun's prescription for success to be absolutely 10000% correct, and we can only hope this success story will help focus minds in the federal government of Nigeria, such that the final liquidation of all those greedy, diseased parasites infesting the power sector can be expedited in order for the entire country to enjoy the same uninterrupted electrical power that is about to transform Kwara state into an industrial powerhouse.

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Is this true or na April fool?

I beg to all of you trying to bombard the I-town, make u stay for where u dey o.We don't have enough police to control wahala for Kwara.

On a serious note, thanks a lot for posting this information. From experience in a working system, I'm totally in support of deregulation of utilities, and de-centralization of the Police.

Anyway we go confirm soon.

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Your right am just being a doubting tom

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I wonder if business and in general people will flock to Kwara for this much coveted trophy, LIGHT!!!

Nah I doubt, but lets watch and see, or better yet lets watch and see how long this light situation lasts

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Why won't businesses flock there? this coupled with web access in Enugu is positive development. State governments in Nigeria are getting serious, maybe those LGA would do some work too.

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I sure hope it lasts

who knows might be the beginning of something wonderful in Kwara state

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The matter seems complicated because it is not true in Offa.

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D matter seems complicated.Because it is not true in Offa here.But i hear it in Radio and T.V. stations that it is constant but the irony is in Offa.Thanks for this discussion

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Im telling you it will not last long. Abuja used to have 24hour power supply, now Abuja has 24 seconds per day power supply, in fact, we have none. This happened, because when people hear of 24 hours power supply, especially business men, they will rush to that location, I hope your government has checks against large inflow of population.

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