Obiano inaugurates power station in Awka

   .... Assures residents, 24hour power supply

The Enugu Electricity Development Company(EEDC), have formally commissioned a 1X7.5 MVA power plant in Awka, the Anambra State aimed at improving power supply in the capital city and its environs.

Commissioning the power station located with premises of the state-owned Broadcasting Service (ABS), Awka, on Thursday, the State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano assured residents in the area of 24 hours power supply, stressing that electricity in the capital city has been upgraded.

Obiano commanded the EEDC management, saying that their efforts to improve services to customers in the state cannot be overemphasized.

He, however, cautioned Anambra people against erecting structures under or very to the grid lines anywhere in the state, just as he ordered the immediate removal of such structures, including buildings.

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He instructed the Authority responsible for monitoring erection of illegal structures under the high tension wire to immediately remove all.

“We will pull down all structures under the high grid lives to ensure the right of way,… they are posing threats to lives of the citizenry”.

The governor assured the EEDC of government support whenever necessary, and promised to continue collaborating with the EEDC.

The Head of Operations, EEDC, Engr. Vincent Ekwekwu assured that the plant 1X7.5 MVA injector substation and the upgrade of 1×1.5MVA would impact on the lives of Anambra residents adding that industrial establishments, factories, and business houses would enjoy improving electricity, and which will, in turn, bring much turn over to their enterprises.

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He commended Anambra State Government, members of the EEDC Board of Directors and stakeholders for all their co-operation in the effort to increase power output.

Speaking to Nigerian Tribune, the EEDC  Public Relations Officer (PRO) Mr. Emeka Eze emphasized the importance of adequate power supply, stating that, “Electricity is critical to the economic needs of the people.

Giving the estimated cost at over N300 million to mount the plant, Mr Eze said it will beef up supply from the Agu-Awka power station and help Awka city enjoy much power supply. “This installation will give customers a minimum of 18hours power. It will increase supplies industries, business establishment, offices, and homes”, Eze said. While commending Governor Obiano for giving the necessary support, he assured that the relationship with state government will be sustained, adding, “we are appreciative of Obiano’s support. We are equally aware of his developmental projects to move Anambra state forward.

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