Former Minister of Power Professor Barth Nnaji has disclosed that Aba will begin to enjoy improved power supply in about 5 months.
He made this known in a short video released by Sam Hart Senior Special Assistant to Abia State Governor Okezie Ikpeazu on Public Communications.
Professor Nnaji said that Geometric Power is arranging the finance to settle the whole arrangement with Enugu DISCO and that once that is done the process of reconnecting the power plant at the various sub-stations will commence. And after that Aba will begin to receive unprecedented power supply.
Professor Nnaji stated that the Geometric power plant has 4 units of about 47MW each, totalling to 188MW. He also revealed that just one unit will deliver more than the power currently received in Aba.
He concluded by saying that in the next 5 months Aba will start enjoying the long-awaited improvement in power supply.
Recall that last year, the Federal Government has settled the power tussle between Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) and Geometric Power Limited over which of the two companies would supply power to Aba and its environs.
The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, said then that the companies signed an agreement in Abuja after Vice President Yemi Osinbajo instructed him to intervene in the matter. The settlement of the dispute was a historic achievement in the power sector.
When all the bureaucratic bottlenecks have been dusted the Enyimba city will begin to enjoy steady power supply and hopefully reclaim its old glory as the industrial hub of the South East.
Watch the video below.
In the light of the rumoured ‘Nationwide’ blackout, everyone is asking me about Prof. Bart Nnaji & Geometrics. I found him to answer himself pic.twitter.com/AF7dyIVH7g
— Sam Hart (@hartng) September 29, 2017
Source: @hartng twitter