Edo, Sahara Energy to power public utilities with gas

Edo, Sahara Energy to power public utilities with gas

Plans by the Edo State government to improve power supply through partnership with oil and gas companies have received the buy-in of Sahara Energy.

The innovative energy solution includes the conversion of gas, hitherto flared, to electricity that will be used to power hospitals, schools, street lights and other public utilities.

Governor Godwin Obaseki, who spoke yesterday after the weekly Executive Council (EXCO) meeting at the Government House, Benin City, said during the unveiling of representatives of Sahara Group, led by the Chairman, Funso Kupolokun, an engineer, the company indicated interest in partnering the government in electricity generation through the exploitation of the state’s gas assets and other key developmental areas.

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