July 20, 2024

 

FG APPROVES TAKEOVER OF EGBEMA POWER PLANT — GOV. UZODIMMA

The Governor of Imo state, Governor Hope Uzodimma yesterday at Imo State government house Owerri disclosed to Imo people that the state government has taken over the Egbema Power Plant, a federal government project started since 2006 but was abandoned.

The Governor stated this while signing into law an electricity bill, an executive bill which was recently passed into law by Imo State House of Assembly. .

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The Governor said signing the bill into law became necessary to position Imo State on the path of sustainable development.

He said that poor electricity generation and distribution has taken the shine off the development indices in Imo State and should not be allowed to continue.

Governor Uzodimma hinted that he had approached President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to allow the Imo State government to take over the Egbema Power Plant, a federal government project conceived under the Niger Delta Power Holding Company and abandoned since 2006.

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Gov. Uzodimma said the President has graciously granted his request to take over the Egbema Power Plant, rehabilitate the facilities therein and rely on same to solve the electricity challenge of the State in line with the President’s Renewed Hope Agenda.

The Governor said already, he had visited the site with some experts, technical partners and officials of government to assess the level of decay on ground which will run into millions of dollars and that the technical partners and the experts have also visited the 27 local government areas of Imo State to look at the connectivity aspect of the communities to the Plant in question.

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The Governor said he is optimistic that in 12 months, Imo State story with regard to effective power generation, supply and consumption will be different.

 

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