FG Assures Speedy Completion Of Egbema Power Plant

By Sunday Etuka, Abuja

The Federal Government has assured of accelerated completion of the 378.3 megawatts Egbema Power Plant in Imo State.

Minister of Power, Chief Adebayo Adelabu who gave the assurance at the weekend during an inspection visit to the power plant, also applauded the State Governor, Hope Uzodinma for his dedication to collaborating with Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC) in order to complete the critical power infrastructure projects.

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Accompanied by the Managing Director, Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC), Chief Chiedu Ugbo, the Minister praised President Bola Ahmed Tinubu for signing the 2023 Electricity Act, which allows states to participate in the electricity sector.

Adelabu also praised Governor Uzodinma for his commitment to working with NDPHC to expedite completion of the Egbema power plant and associated transmission projects, which will improve electricity supply not only in Imo State but also nationwide.

Also speaking during a meeting with the Minister in the Government House, Governor Uzodinma pledged to collaborate with the Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC) to ensure the completion of the plant in order to improve electricity supply in the State.

The collaboration will ensure the completion of the 378.3 MW Egbema Power Plant, along with the 330/33kV switchyard, the Omoku-Egbema-Owerri-Alaoji 330kV DC transmission lines projects and the Owerri transmission substation expansion project. The projects are at various stages with the power plant at 70 per cent completion stage.

The collaboration between the Imo State Government and NDPHC aims to enhance electricity supply and energize homes and businesses in Imo State through the completion of the Egbema Power Plant and associated transmission infrastructure.

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