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
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
In his remarks, the Governor said the significance of the
projects towards increase in power output in the state could not be
“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