Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola, said yesterday that the 10.4 megawatts Alausa Independent Power Project (IPP) meant to deliver electricity to the state secretariat and adjourning areas will be ready by October this year.
Fashola also said that the state government is almost completing the design of a broadband infrastructure for Lagos State, saying, “The state is already working with two companies on the project.”
Speaking at the opening of Lagos State Science and Technology, (LASTECH) Week, with the theme, ‘Promoting the development of science and technology through entrepreneurship education’, Fashola said the difference between developed countries and developing is science and technology and the rule of law.
“Power supply and broadband fall under science and technology. And in order to close this gap and achieve the development that we craved for, the state government embarked on the construction of Independent Power Project (IPP) to power the public infrastructure in the state. And this was because the cost of providing power supply for public infrastructure through generating set is high.”