Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Raji Fashola released a statement during the commissioning of the 1.2 kilometer Glover Road and 8.5 megawatts Peninsula Integrated Power Project, PIPP, Lekki, Eti-Osa Local Government Area yesterday, 8th March, stating Lagosians can enjoy full electricity in about six to eight months if Eko Electricity Distribution Plc (Eko DisCos) would agree to sign a contract with the Lagos State Government, where part of their concession agreement will be owned by Lagos State Government.
The Governor said;
In about six to eight months, there will be power in all homes in Lagos State. So, let no one say that he has no money to deliver power for the entire country. This is the limit to which the law allows us to do, but we have done this to make a statement that power can be generated.
So, when they come with lies that power is impossible, you can tell them that we have power here; we make it possible.
Fashola added that the project showed that the money to improve the Nigerian economy is here, “since we don’t need the World Bank to come and do this for us.”