Has your street been in darkness? That would soon be history because Lagos State government has partnered a UK firm to light up Lagos streets with 10,000 street lights.

The deal will see the UK firm known as Low Energy Designs construct 10,000 streetlights covering 300 kilometres across the state.

The deal also includes the provision of about 500 jobs and construction of LED lighting and Hybrid Energy Power Assembly Plant in Epe.

It is estimated at $7 million, about 2.52 billion naira, and is expected to be delivered in the next 12 months.

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Speaking at the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding on the partnership at the Lagos House, Alausa, Ikeja, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode said the development was a positive paradigm shift in the provision of streetlights for the state.

“We are setting a new chart for what streetlighting, installation, management and control will be like in Lagos in the future.

“We have about 33,000 streetlights in Lagos under the Lagos State Electricity Board. Now, the LED UK will give us about 10,000 streetlights.

“So, technically, they are going to be having about 31% of our entire streetlight infrastructure and this is a significant development,” Ambode said.

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