By John Ikani
Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has inaugurated the 2×60 Mega Volt Ampree (MVA) 132/33 Kilo Volt (KV) Awka Substation in Anambra State, built by the Niger Delta Power Holding Company Limited (NDPHC) to improve power supply to the state.
A statement by the NDPHC said the Vice President, who is also the Chairman of NDPHC Board, inaugurated the project on Tuesday.
Speaking at the ceremony, Osinbajo reiterated Federal Government’s commitment to continue to create enabling environment for businesses to grow in the country.
Osinbajo noted that for Nigeria’s economy to grow at the required rate, small businesses have to be supported by both the Federal and State governments.
He said the new substation, built by the NDPHC, would deliver about 100 Mega Watts (MW) of power to the Anambra state capital and its environs.
Also speaking, the Anambra state Governor, Willie Obiano, thanked the Federal Government and the NDPHC for constructing the substation, saying it will greatly boost the industrialization of the state.
Obiano noted that with improved power supply to the state, many industries would save the cost of self generation of electricity.
He added that the newly-commissioned shoe making factory and the cargo airport would be direct beneficiaries of the new substation.