The MD/CEO of REA Ahmad Salihijo Ahmad accompanied by the Executive Director (Corporate Services), and other senior management staff on Wednesday, 18th March 2020, visited and inspected the Sura shopping complex IPP, one of many economic clusters electrified under the Energizing Economies Initiative (EEI) of the Federal Government being implemented by the Rural Electrification Agency (REA).
The Project Manager, Yewande Osundu, received the Managing Director and team, and gave details about the project and its impact since it was commissioned. According to osundu, all customers on the Sura IPP power project have meters and enjoy a flat tariff of N54.12 across board. She added that the complex enjoys a functional state of the art customer service centre managed by the developer with dedicated staff to meet the electricity needs of the customers in the shopping complex.Yewande further told Mr. Ahmad that shop owners enjoy stable electricity to power their businesses, the resultant effect of stable and reliable nature of power in Sura has made businesses in the complex to expand in their respective business es using savings that would have been spent on servicing generator sets.
The MD/CEO expressed delight at the impact of the project as enjoyed by shop owners, all of whom had since decommissioned their hitherto noisy generator sets. The MD added that this project has indeed helped to improve MSMEs in Nigeria, while also helping to cut down carbon emissions from generator sets.
The MD/CEO then took a tour of the facility and commended Solad Power Holdings on the seamless management of the facility, especially as it relates to prompt service to customers.
The Sura IPP is one of the projects under the Energizing Economies Initiative of the Federal Government, officially commissioned by the Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, GCON on the 26th of October, 2018. The project serves 1,047 shops with clean, safe and reliable energy at the popular Sura Shopping Complex, Lagos Island, through a 1.5 megawatts gas-fired plant.