The Lagos State Government says it has developed an electricity policy and strategic framework that is expected to drive development toward a future of secured and sustainable electricity supply.
Head of Power Department, Lagos State Ministry of Energy and Mineral resources, Mr Hafeez Momoh, made this known on Wednesday at a two-day Nordic- Nigeria Connect Conference in Lagos.
Momoh said that the electricity policy would encourage investments and improve the living conditions of all residents of Lagos.
“To make Lagos a 21st-century economy, a key component of this administration’s agenda is aimed at growing critical sectors in the state which is only possible with reliable access to electricity.
“Energy supply is currently the single biggest infrastructure and development challenge in the state because Lagos depends entirely on Nigeria’s national grid for its electricity supply as does the rest of the country,” he said.
He said that the state could enjoy both environmental and economic benefits if there was adequate access and an increase in green energy supply.
Also, Head, Geocycle, Lafarge Africa, Daniel Adedokun, said that in order to make Lagos a smart city, various problems needed to be addressed including waste management.