Determined to ensure an effective operation of street lights in Enugu metropolis, the Enugu State Government recently approved the sum of N122, 220,000.00 for the procurement of 10-unit of 200KVA generators to replace the existing ones that are over 7years.
The state government disclosed that the 60KVA and 150KVA generators currently in use were old, below the rated amperage and no longer sizeable because of installation of more street lights on the roads, adding that most of the facilities that power the lights were being vandalized by hoodlums.
Speaking on the development, the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Works and Infrastructure, who is also in charge of maintenance of street lights, Hon. Obiora Tega Onyia noted that the present administration decided to procure new generators to ensure effective operation of street lights to enhance security of lives and property of the people.
Hon. Onyia disclosed that street lights were also being destroyed by reckless driving, which causes the government huge amount of money to repair despite the current economic challenges in the country.
While appealing to vandals to stop the vandalism of street light facilities, the state government called on the people of the state to be vigilant and report any person found or suspected to be tampering with the facilities to the appropriate authorities for necessary action.
Hon. Onyia, therefore, reaffirmed the commitment of the present administration towards an effective street light operation in the state.