Why I am interested in Geometric Power Project - Obi

 [ Masterweb Reports ] – Governor Peter Obi has restated to commitment of South-East Governors to attract more investors to the zone. Governor Obi was speaking at the weekend after a facility tour of an Independent Power Plant at Osisioma, Abia State accompanied by Governor Theodore Orji and some top Government Officials. He said he was interested in the project for it's capacity to transform the economy of the South-East, saying he was discussing with the owners on evacuation of excess power from the plant to Nnewi and Onitsha.

 

Governor Obi said conducive and enabling environment has been created for investors to harness numerous opportunities in the zone to expand their businesses.

 

The Abia State Governor, Chief Theodore Orji said the Plant was a viable project that would help tackle the challenge of power in the country and assured that the access road would be reconstructed.

 

The Chairman of the Company and former Minister of Power, Professor Barth Nnaji said the first phase of the project would be commissioned by February next year with the capacity of one hundred and eighty-eight mega watts to supply uninterrupted power to Aba metropolis in Abia State as well as evacuate power to Onitsha and Nnewi in Anambra State, while the second phase of the project would be expand to five hundred Mega watts.

 

According to Professor Nnaji the Power sub-stations have been increased from three to seven and the facilities upgraded to enhance efficient power transmission.

 

*Photo Above – Prof Barth Nnaji (middle), conducting Gov. Obi (right) and Gov Orji (left), round the facilities of Geometric Powers at Osisioma, Aba, Abia State November 10, 2012.

 
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