Oyo State signs MoU to generate 1,000 megawatts from wastes

The News Agency of Nigeria(NAN) reports that the state government on Wednesday in Ibadan signed an MoU with Siemens International, MRF1 and West African Energy on  conversion of waste to energy. Gov. Abiola Ajimobi said that the project  would promote industrialization and generate employment opportunities. He said that the project was anchored  on his administration’s developmental tripod of restoration, transformation and repositioning. Ajimobi stated that the objective of the present effort was to uplift the state from its civil service status to an industrialized one.

“As part  of our development agenda of restoration, transformation and repositioning, we have come up with an agreement with these power-generating firms which had culminated into today’s signing of MOU. “These companies, Siemens, MRF1 and West African Energy,  are well-known companies in electronics, energy and ICT. “ The objectives of the project is to industrialize the state and create employment for the youths. “The power will be distributed across the zones in the state. We really want to take our youths off the street and get them fully employed,” he said.

Mr Nasir Giwa, the representative of Siemens International,  said that the state on  completion of the project would be the first to sell or export power to the national grid.