The administration of Prof Ben Ayade today, recorded another milestone in the power sector as the Ogoja power plant begins power distribution.
The Commissioner for Power, Hon Victor Agwu, commissioned the project on behalf of his Excellency and was joined by Hon Emmanuel Ishabor, the Executive Chairman of Ogoja Local Government Area.
Speaking after commissioning the multi-million naira project, the commissioner stated that, the 2 MVA Power Plant’ is yet another fulfillment of His Excellency, the Governor’s promises to impact meaningfully on the lives of his people.
In his words: One of the major drivers of the economy that is very recognised is power. The state of public power supply in the State has, however, been abysmal, with a daily supply downtime as high as 22 hours.
“This situation predates the current administration, without much efforts at addressing it. It is the current administration that has sought to confront the problem, resulting in the construction of 5 power plants of a combined total capacity of 33.5 MVA across the State including the Ogoja plant being test-run today. The others are the 3.5 MVA and 3 MVA Obudu power plants, the 2 MVA Ugep power plant and the 23 MVA Calabar power plant, the Commissioner noted”.
In his remarks, Hon. Emmanuel Ishabor, expressed delight at the attainment of this lofty feat by His Excellency and pledged his support towards the sustainability of the project.
“I want to on behalf of the Ogoja people, l want to first thank God Almighty for granting us the privilege to witness this lofty achievement of this administration and secondly to thank his Excellency and the Commissioner for initiating and seeing to the completion of this project.
“I want to assure his excellency of my total commitment to overseeing the smooth and constant running of this project so that it can serve my people better, the Chairman assured”.
In his remarks the Senior Special Adviser to the Governor, governor’s office and Events Management, Hon. Kenn Aklah stressed the importances of the project and assured the Ogoja people of His Excellency’s commitment to ameliorating the infrastructural shortcomings of the state.
Engr. Nicholas Mogbor, the project engineer and Engr. Innocent Inaku of PHED were also on ground to give a brief on the mode of operation and power distribution of the plant.
It would be recalled that the construction of the Ogoja plant started in 2018.
It was constructed with in-house capacity of Ministry of Power which is happy to celebrate yet another milestone with His Excellency the Governor’s drive to augment and improve public power supply in the State.