Update On The State Of Power Supply

 Update On The State Of Power Supply

Minister of Power,Works and Housing Babatunde Fashola says on going infrastructural intervention in the power sector is a reflection of the federal government commitment to improve the state of power supply in the country.

The minister gave the indication today at a dispute resolution ceremony between the Enugu electricity distribution company and Geometrics Power on the 141 Aba Megawatts power plant located in the commercial town of Aba in Abia state.

He described the ongoing energy crisis in the country as temporary going by the massive investment that is presently been channelled into the sector.

Fashola said the willingness of parties involved in the Aba power plant dispute to resolve their differences will bring more stable power supply to the residents and investments in the commercial town.

He further warned against efforts targeted at sabotaging efforts by government to reposition the sector saying government investment must be adequately protection for the nation to experience improved supply of power.

Earlier,the permanent secretary in the ministry,Louis Edozien said the resolution of the crisis between the parties will enhance more efficient power supply within Aba and its environs.

For the representatives of Geometrics and the Enugu electricity distribution company,former minister of Power Barth Nnaji and Prince Adetokunbo Ademola,they decided to settle out of court as part of effort to complement efforts of government to improve power supply to residents and industries in Aba.

The 27 kilometer Aba power plant is the first independent power plant in Nigeria.

The plant which was completed in 2014 had been enmeshed in dispute largely responsible for reasons it is yet to commence operations.


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