The Ekiti State owned Radio and Television stations; the Broadcasting

Service of Ekiti State (BSES) has been connected to the National Grid

after operating for 24years on diesel generating sets.

The stations will also be connected to the newly commissioned
Independent Power producer (IPP) with the recent approval of Governor
Biodun Oyebanji for the extension of the transmission grid of the
power plant to the BSES and Ekiti State University (EKSU).

Speaking during an on-the-spot assessment visit to the Stations at
Ilokun in Ado Ekiti, the State Commissioner for Information, Rt. Hon.
Taiwo Olatunbosun stressed that the connection of the stations to the
dedicated 33KV lines from the 132/33KV substation at Omisanjana would
guarantee at least 16 hours of electricity per day, adding that the
development would also relief the stations of the burden of high cost
of diesel which had seriously reduced the transmission hours of the
stations and had almost crippled the media outfits financially.

Rt. Hon. Olatunbosun assured that BSES would soon have the benefit of
an uninterrupted power supply with the connection to the IPP which
would be done in a jiffy.

He said the stations would now be able to compete favourably with
their counterparts globally with the sustainable solution to the
prolonged problem of power supply.

Describing the progress as a result of the commitment of Governor
Biodun Oyebanji to the general well-being of the people and inclusive
governance, Olatunbosun noted that it would boost effective
information dissemination with appropriate feedback mechanism.

The Commissioner said the stations is now capable of effectively
informing, educating and entertaining with news, opinions and
commercials, adding that they would serve as veritable tools to bridge
the gap between government and the people as well as project business
climate in the State towards investors and tourists.

Recalling that the Oyebanji led administration successfully connected
most parts of Gbonyin/ Ayekire and Ekiti East as well as the tourism
corridor of the Ikogosi /Erijiyan axis to the National Grid after
almost 13 years of being in total Black out, Olatunbosun solicited
continued support of the people for efforts at developing the State
and improving the lot of all strata of the society.

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