BreakingNews 20/11/13 - Increase in Power at Awka Attributed to Jonathan, Obi

[ Masterweb Reports ] – The Managing Director of the Niger Delta power Holding Company Limited, Mr. James Olotu has attributed the improved power supply in Awka to the efforts by the Federal Government under President Jonathan and the contributions of Governor Peter Obi, both financially, morally and otherwise. He said this on Monday during the commissioning of the multi-billion naira Agu-Awka Power sub-station by  Governor Peter Obi.
The 2 by 7.5 MVA and 33 KV Power Transformers was executed under National Integrated power Project jointly financed by the Federal, States and Local Government Councils.  The Sub-station has reduced the burden on the Nibo sub-station and has boost power supply in most parts of Awka including Agu-Awka, UNZIK Academic Community, Amaenyi and Ifite Awka, among others.
Commissioning the project, Governor Obi thanked President Goodluck Jonathan for his commitment to transforming the power sector which he noted encouraged States and Local Government Councils to participate and invest in the project.
He disclosed that Anambra State contributed 60 million dollars to the projects and expressed satisfaction that it has improved  power supply in the area.  The Governor explained that regular power supply was critical to the State because of high level of entrepreneurial and industrial ventures geared towards turning around the economy.
The Managing Director of the Niger Delta power Holding Company Limited, Mr. James Olotu      said presently ten power plants were being executed across the State with a capacity of 4774 mega watts, in addition to many transmission projects and 291  distribution project.
Mr. Olotu explained that the projects were geared towards achieving regular power supply and assured that the sub-station has been tested and confirmed to be a project operating facility.  He commended Governor Obi for the significant investment by State in realizing  the project.
*Photo Caption - Gov. Peter Obi -Left; President Goodluck Jonathan -Right


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