It is imperative to admit that the energy policies of Governor Seyi Makinde led administration anchored by Barr Seun Ashamu as Energy and Mineral Resources Commissioner is not only yielding positive results but building a legacy that will sustain critical sectors of the economy in the state.


Initially, it was challenging but with dint of hard-work and vision put into it by Hon. Commissioner with genuine support of Mr. Governor, the transformation in the energy sector in Oyo State is visible and addressing our core challenges.

Read Also: Pioneering Energy Sufficiency: Oyo State’s Comprehensive Approach To Sustainable Power Under Energy Commissioner, Barr Seun Ashamu — By Apostle Asimiyu

For posterity sake, I will likely appreciate the resources , foresight and strategic planning committed into these policies. Our hope is that future administrations will not only continue to build upon these foundations but also enhance and expand the progress made.

Read Also: Oyo Govt Opens Portal For 7,500 TESCOM Jobs, 3000 For Non-Teaching Staff

Under the leadership of Gov Makinde and brilliant and young mind, Barr Ashamu as commissioner, no doubt, Oyo State is advancing towards energy sufficiency with several key initiatives.

A notable project is the 11 MW Independent Power Project (IPP), combining 10 MW of gas-fired power and a 1 MW PV solar solution, demonstrating the state’s commitment to a sustainable energy mix.

Other efforts include installing solar-hybrid mini-grids in rural areas and collaborating with Shell Nigeria Gas Limited on a Pressure Reduction & Metering Station (PRMS) for efficient gas supply.

Read Also: 8 Important Documents All Applicants For Oyo SUBEB Jobs Must Upload

The Oyo State Electricity Regulatory Commission Law, backed by Governor Makinde, aims to enhance electricity supply and attract private investment. These measures highlight the state’s dedication to reliable and sustainable power for all citizens and businesses, promising a brighter energy future.

IPP in Oyo State

The GSM government’s approach to energy has laid crucial groundwork for sustainable development. By focusing on innovative and long-term solutions, they have positioned the nation to meet future energy demands more effectively. This legacy of forward-thinking policy-making will be an essential asset as we face new challenges and opportunities in the energy sector.

It’s important that successive governments recognize the value of these initiatives and strive to improve upon them. Continued investment in renewable energy sources, infrastructure development, and technological advancements will be key to ensuring a stable and prosperous energy future. By doing so, we can create a more resilient and sustainable energy landscape for generations to come.


Idris Animasaun, Molete, Ìbàdàn 
Architect and Social Change Advocate


Google search engine
Previous articleMy Sister Was Raising Money for IVF Before She Conceived After Asiwaju Elegboogi Treated Her bilateral Fallopian Tube Blockade With Natural Herbs
Next articleEmbark On Journey Of Self Discovery, Skill Enhancement — Rotr. Busayo Olusoji Urges Rotaractors


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here