Power Generation Stands At 5500mw, Says Sambo
VICE President Nnamadi Sambo yesterday commissioned the 330 KVA Power Generating Plant sub-station at Apir, Makurdi with the charge on the people to provide security for the project.
Speaking at the inauguration of the project yesterday the Vice President said the plant, which is a child of National Integrated Power Project of the Federal Government, was executed by the Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC) to turn around the economic fortunes of Nigerians.
Sambo added that the NDPHC has been effectively pursuing its mandate of implementing its robust power projects across the country under the national integrated power project with the one in Benue being inclusive.
He maintained that the company under its first phase of projects has completed thermal generating plant in the country and completed a total of 265 out of 296 distribution injection substations located nationwide as well as several other power stations across the country.
“Today we are proud that the Niger Delta Power Holding Company has completed several 3000 km transmission lines nation wide. At present, the nations power generation stands at 5500 mega watts of which NIPP contribute 2600 mega watts, a record that stand out power sector generation in the country’s history,” Sambo said.
He added that in the phase two mandate, the NDPDC is vigorously pursuing the hydro- power generation plant mainly in the northern axis of the country ensure a mix grid distribution.
In his speech at the event, the Benue State Governor, Gabriel Suswam, noted that since the creation of the state in 1976, it remains the only state that is not link to the national grid, even as he expressed happiness that with the commissioning of the plant the state has cross another hurdle its development pursuit.
Suswam maintained that the plant will in no small measure augment the power supply of the state, and urged the business community as well as individual homes to make best use of the facility.
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