The Lagos State Government and a United Kingdom firm, Low Energy Designs (LED) Ltd., on Monday signed a N2.52 billion Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the construction of 10,000 LED street lights.
Speaking at the signing of the MoU held at the Lagos House, Alausa, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode said that the development was a major milestone and a positive paradigm shift in the provision of street lighting for the state.
Mr. Ambode, represented by the Commissioner for Energy and Mineral Resources, Olawale Oluwo, said that successful commencement of the partnership signals a positive progress to the Light Up Lagos Project.
He said that this was a special initiative of his administration comprising street lighting, community electrification and embedded power programme.
“With this agreement we are signing today, we are setting a new chart for the future of what street lighting, installation, management and control will be like in Lagos. It is a major paradigm shift.
“We have about 33,000 street lights in Lagos under the Lagos State Electricity Board. Now, the LED UK, based on this 300 kilometres, will give us about 10,000 street lights.
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