Abuja - Cross River State Commissioner for
Power, Thomas Udam, has express optimism in renewed efforts by the Governor Ben
Ayade-led administration to ensure steady supply of electricity in the state.
He said the state government was determined to explore
all viable alternative available to enable it achieve its goal.
The commissioner stated this after a meeting with the
management of Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company (PHED) in his
office in Calabar, the state capital.
Udam said the administration was working on a blue print
drawn by governor to explore the possibilities of tapping into the huge hydro
potential in Agbokim and Ikom area to support and boost PHED's supply.
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“As I speak, the feasibility studies on hydro electrical
power using the Ikom River and Agbokim water fall is near
completion," Udam said.
He confirmed talks were ongoing with an Indian firm
desiring to partner with the state to produce more energy.
Udam lamented the poor state of infrastructure that is
currently being used by PHED for it distribution network.
The commissioner traced the problem to when it was
installed in the early 70s and stressed that it had since outlived it
Leader of the PHED delegation, Matthew Edevbie,
expressed support of the state's power road map.-
- CAJ News