In an effort to fight the activities of hoodlums and miscreants who are fond of taking advantage of dark and lonely spots to perpetrate criminal activities at night, the Lagos State Government through the commissioner for Energy and Mineral Resources has stepped up its Public Street Light Project to illuminate the nook and crannies as well as identified notorious dark spots within the metropolis.
This new development was disclosed by the Commissioner for Energy and Mineral Resources, Mr Olawale Oluwo at a meeting held yesterday, July 31, 2017, with stakeholders in his office at Alausa.
He said the street light exercise has not only become most visible to the citizenry but has also become accepted and applauded by all and sundry, given its positive contributions to businesses as well as employment generation in the state.
According to the Commissioner, many communities that have in the past been without functioning street lights have been successfully connected, adding that major and inner roads, pedestrian’s walkways and bridges in various parts of Lagos have been lit within the last 12 months.
Speaking further, Oluwo said the state government adopted the management of all street lights within Lagos irrespective of legacy ownership through his Ministry, mainly to ensure uniformity of standard, excellent service delivery, holistic and sustainable approach to monitoring and maintaining of installations.
He said that some of the street lights have been connected to the Independent Power Plants at Alausa, Mainland and Lekki to save cost.