Abuja - The Minister of Power, Prof. Chinedu Nebo, has charged the new
management of the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company to leave no stone
unturned to ensure uninterrupted power supply to the FCT.
Nebo gave the charge on Tuesday in Abuja at the inauguration of a double
15MVA injection substation at Apo, Abuja, which was aimed at boosting
electricity supply to Abuja.
“For Abuja Disco, we expect the best, we expect you will take up the
leadership. Abuja is the first one and all this is to ensure we have 24/7 power
supply in the next few months,’’ he said.
The minister urged the distribution company to brace up to the challenge and
ensure the use of both old and new facilities to improve the quality and
quantum of electricity available to consumers in the FCT.
According to him, the completion and inauguration of the National Integrated
Power Projects (NIPP) scattered across the country are signs of government’s
commitment to ensure uninterrupted power supply to Nigerians.
“Our commitment to the transformation of the power sector is underscored by
the huge magnitude of power projects being commissioned covering the entire
electricity supply value chain of generation, transmission and distribution,’’
He commended the Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC) and other
stakeholders responsible for the construction of the NIPPs for keying into the
transformation agenda and tasked them on optimum service delivery.
The Managing Director of NDPHC, James Olotu, said the project was meant to
strengthen the distribution end in the electricity value chain and ultimately
enhance access to stable power supply.
“With these distribution projects, we assure Nigerians that power will get
to our individual homes and businesses,” he said.
The Permanent Secretary, the Ministry of Power, Godknows Igali, said that
government would continue to carry out reforms in the power sector in order to
reposition the sector for efficient service delivery.