By Onyebuchi Ememanka
Governor Okezie Ikpeazu this morning received in audience, the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola at Government House Umuahia.
The former Lagos State Governor is in the state for the commissioning of a sub power station – The 40 MVA, 132/33 KVA MOBITRA located at Ohiya in Umuahia South LGA built by the Transmission Company of Nigeria, and to take part in a meeting with power sector stakeholders in the state.
After briefing the Governor on his visit, they set off for the commissioning proper at the project site. The plant is expected to boost power supply to Umuahia and its environs including a greater part of Isiala Ngwa, Isuikwuato and parts of Bende.
The 40MVA MOBITRA is a mobile additional power station that will boost the existing power supply base at the Ohiya power station.
Governor Ikpeazu personally commissioned the plant and expressed joy that our people will have access to greater supply of electricity to boost the efforts of his administration to push the frontiers of business in our state.
Deputy Governor Ude Oko Chukwu, Commissioners for Energy, Rt. Hon. Asiforo Okere, Information, John Okiyi Kalu, Rural Development, Hon. Young Onyeike, Petroleum, Chizuru Kanu as well as the Chairmen of Umuahia South and Isiala Ngwa North LGAs, Obioma Bibi Ogbulafor and Ginger Onwusibe were present at the event.