Why Anambra Has Enjoyed 3 Weeks Of Uninterrupted Power Supply – Ngige

Electric_transformer_gridThe Vice-Chairman, Senate Committee on Power and Steel, Senator Chris Ngige, has assured that there would be improvement in power supply across the country soon.

The senator, representing Anambra Central District, gave the assurance while fielding questions from journalists in Awka on Tuesday.

According to him, the Independent Power Plant (IPP) programme being carried out by government is aimed at alleviating the suffering of Nigerians over the epileptic power supply in the country.

The senator assured that the IPP programmes would save small and medium scale industries from closing shops.

Ngige assured that Awka residents would soon begin to enjoy improved power supply with the new transmission line at Agu-Awka power station coming on stream.

He said the Agu-Awka power station, a new transmission line in Anambra, was already being test-run for the past three weeks, and would be officially commissioned soon.

“This is part of the Independent Power Plant (IPP) programme of the Federal Government on the power sector.

“What we have in Agu-Awka power station is a new transmission line under a test run and that explains why in the past three weeks major parts of the state capital have been enjoying uninterrupted power supply,’’ the News Agency of Nigeria quoted Ngige as saying to journalists on Tuesday.

He said that it had helped to reduce transformers’ overloading in the state capital and improved power supply to the neighbouring communities of Nibo, Mbaukwu, Umuawulu and Amawbia towns of Awka South Local Government Area. (NAN)