Governor Alex Otti of Abia State recently welcomed Professor Bartholomew Nnaji, the Chairman of Geometric Power Limited, to discuss the progress and potential of the power plant in Alaoji Aba, known as Geometric Power Aba Limited.
In a statement shared on his Twitter account, Governor Otti expressed his delight at the insightful conversation they had about the power plant and its current status.
During the meeting, Professor Nnaji conveyed his optimism that once the gas supply is secured within the next month or two, the power plant will be able to independently supply electricity to Aba. Currently, the plant is purchasing power from the National Grid, which has led to an unreliable power supply in the area.
However, with the reinstallation of turbines that were previously sent abroad for maintenance, the power plant is making significant progress toward becoming self-sufficient.
Governor Otti acknowledged the inconvenience caused to the citizens of Aba due to the ongoing transitional phase, but he assured them that they are nearing their goal of providing a stable and consistent power supply. The team is actively working with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to address the issue of gas supply, which is crucial for the power generation process.
In terms of pricing, Professor Nnaji emphasized that consumers would receive electricity at a regulated price set by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC). This measure is aimed at ensuring fairness and affordability for all consumers.
Governor Otti expressed his gratitude for Professor Nnaji’s support and recognition of their commitment to fostering a prosperous Abia State through effective collaboration between the government and the private sector. By leveraging the strength of the power plant, they aim to make significant strides in various sectors, including manufacturing, infrastructure development, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), job creation, and social welfare.
The meeting was attended by key stakeholders, including Chiedu Ugbo, the Managing Director/CEO of Niger Delta Power Holding Corporation (NDPHC), along with other senior management staff of NDPHC. This collaboration signifies the dedication and determination of all parties involved in improving the power supply and driving development in Abia State.
With the progress being made and the support of prominent figures like Professor Nnaji, Abia State looks forward to a brighter and more prosperous future, powered by a reliable electricity supply and effective public-private partnerships.
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