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The Minister of State for Power, Prince Goddy Agba, has assured the school authority of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife that the Federal Government’s 8.05 Megawatts power project will be completed soon.

The minister gave the assurance while inspecting the project on Saturday at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. During the inspection, he said the project was initiated by the Federal Government in collaboration with other agencies  

The institution will no longer experience national grid challenges, for education is the bedrock of developed country, we have no choice than giving our best.

“The Project will generate 8.05 megawatts of electricity, which will be more than enough for the community at the present time,” he said.

Adding that the project would cut across universities in the six geo political zones.

The Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of the Council, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Dr Yemi Ogunbiyi, said the Minister visit to the university is marked as a joyful day for the institution. He also says that with the effort of the minister on the power project, the university community believe things will work out smoothly.

Prof. Eyitope Ogunbodede, The Vice Chancellor of the University explained that the inspiration behind the project was due to unstable power supply presently being experienced in the institution. He noted that the completion of the project will bring an end to the suffering of residents of the university community.

The vice chancellor stressed that successful execution of the project would improve the economic situation in the area and also enhance effective security of the university.

Ogunbodede added that the power project had huge academic relevance as it would enrich the students, particularly those of the Electrical Electronic Engineering with more unquantifiable practical knowledge.