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Insecurity: Ogun introduces solar-powered streetlights

As part of measures to ensure the safety and security of citizens in the state, the Ogun State government has commenced a solar-powered street lights-up project across the state.

The government’s move is coming on the heels of recent arrests of vandals stealing street light cables and other accessories along the Sagamu Interchange-Abeokuta Expressway by security agents, with one of the suspects nabbed for stealing a transformer.

Speaking with journalists in Abeokuta Sunday, the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Energy Matters, Mr Oluwafemi Omisanjo, said persistent vandalism of government assets, especially streetlights on the highways across the state, forced the present administration to seek an alternative to the generator-powered streetlights.

He said the Dapo Abiodun-led administration, decided to introduce a more secure and sustainable solution, adding that a pilot scheme of the solar-powered streetlight has commenced in some parts of Abeokuta, the state capital.

Omisanjo said the government will replace the streetlights on Sagamu Interchange-Abeokuta Expressway with a solar-powered system.

The government, he added, is also embarking on a full-scale analysis of the planned deployment of the newly introduced solar-powered streetlights to replace the current ones across the state.