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Investments boost power supplies to Sokoto

16 May 2016, 21:35

Abuja - The Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC) has announced the investment more than N3 billion on equipment to boost power infrastructure in Sokoto State.

General Manager in the firm, Alhaji Muhammad Bunza, disclosed the investment when he showed Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal around the facilities.

Bunza said each substation had the capacity to carry a 500 kVa transformer, which will in turn sustain 25 transformers that would serve approximately 200 households.

He said the project, executed under the Federal Government's Integrated Power Projects (IPP) scheme, achieved substantial success because of the tremendous commitment shown by the state government to its success.

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“The N3,3 billion expenditure has resulted in the construction of three power substations in three locations in different parts of the state. The locations are Gagi and Farfaru in Sokoto metropolis and Tambuwal LGA in the southern part of the state,” Bunza said.

He added the three projects were expected to come on stream in the next three months, and will increase power supply in the state.

Thanking Tambuwal for his concern and determination to see to the completion of the projects on time, Bunza said the NDPHC would continue with its mandate to ensure Nigeria became self-sufficient in power generation and distribution.

In his remarks, the Governor said the significance of the projects towards increase in power output in the state could not be over-emphasised.

“It becomes very important to build such substations because the usage of power has increased in Sokoto in recent years,” Tambuwal said.

He appealed to the Federal Government to consider building more stations in Illela, Kilgori, Moore, Kalambaina and other districts in eastern and southern parts of the state. 


- CAJ News


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