Fashola commends NDPHC on project delivery as Magboro get power after 17 years

Minister of Power, works and Housing, Mr. Raji Babatunde Fashola, SAN, on Thursday in Lagos applauded the efforts of Niger Delta Power Holding Company Limited (NDPHC) in delivering power to Magboro and its environs in Ogun state after 17 years of non-supply.

The Minister made this commendation at The Guardian Newspaper Power Summit 2017 which took place in Lagos and enumerated other measures and strategies of the current administration in ensuring incremental power supply to Nigerians.

“Let me tell you Magboro have not had light in 17 years, the community has been connected now , the man who did it is here ,Chiedu stand up for recognition, I think you  need to applaud him, take a bow” he stated.

At the 19th Monthly ministerial meeting of the Power sector stakeholder’s forum in Lagos on Monday, the Minister said efforts is on in addressing the payment of debts owed the power sector by ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs), and legacy debts inherited from the defunct Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN), and power supply growth.

The meeting which took place at The National Power Institute of Nigeria (NAPTIN) in Surulere area of Lagos issued a communique focusing on identifying, discussing, and finding practical solutions to critical issues facing the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry (NESI).

The operators agreed to encourage the promotion of true story of hope in the sector, based on ongoing projects and efforts to improve the power sector, and limit inaccurate and alarmist comments in the media about the power sector.

The MD/CEO of The Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC), Mr. Chiedu Ugbo reported that it has completed Magboro connection project, and also announced the progress in projects at Ugwuaji, Egbema, Okija, Omotosho and Olorunsogo host communities, expected to be completed by December this year.

Mr. Ugbo listed vandalism as a major challenge to the progress of projects in Afam – Ikot Ekpene axis, and encouraged the public to end vandalism. TCN also announced the completion of rehabilitation works at Omotosho plant in line with planned reconnection of the communities.

 

James Odey

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