Gov. Umaru Al-Makura of Nasarawa State on
Monday in Lafia inaugurated two 7.5 MVA power
injection substation to boost electricity supply to the state capital and
Al-Makura, while inaugurating the project in company of the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, said it was a dream come true for the people of Lafia and environs.
He said the project was constructed by the Niger
Delta Power Holding Company ( NDPHC ) under the
National Integrated Power Project ( NIPP ) of the Federal Government.
The governor said the project would go a long way in boosting the economy of the state through the expansion and sustainability of small scale businesses.
“As from today, the people within the state capital and environs would start benefiting from effective and efficient power supply because the burden of power on the Lafia substation would be reduced,’’ Al-Makura added.
commended the Federal Government for various power expansion projects as well
as the ongoing construction of a sub-station at Akurba
in Lafia with a view to stepping down the 330kva
power line running through the state.
Earlier, Mr Chiedu Ugbo,the Managing Director of NDPHC, said the project, which commenced in 2007, was completed about three years ago.
He said the project was, however, vandalised before it could be handed over and had to be
rehabilitated by the company.
Ugbo said the two 7.5 MVA power transformers at the station would inject 13 megawatts of electricity to the existing supply to Lafia and environs.
According to him, each of the 7.5 MVA power transformers will feed 15 units of 500kv distribution transformers, adding that a 500kv transformer have the capacity of supplying power to about 1,000 households.