FG Vows to Accelerate Completion of Egbema Power Plant in Imo

The Minister of Power, Adebayo Adelabu
The Minister of Power, Adebayo AdelabuGoogle

The Federal Government has assured that the 378.3 megawatts Egbema Power Plant in Imo State will be completed at an accelerated pace, with the project currently standing at 70% completion.

During an inspection visit to the power plant over the weekend, the Minister of Power, Adebayo Adelabu, commended Governor Hope Uzodinma for his dedication to collaborating with the Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC) to complete power projects in the state. Adelabu was accompanied by the Managing Director of NDPHC, Mr Chiedu Ugbo.

The minister praised President Bola Tinubu for signing the 2023 Electricity Act, which allows states to participate in the electricity sector. He emphasized that the completion of the Egbema power plant and associated transmission projects will significantly improve electricity supply in Imo State and beyond.

Governor Uzodinma pledged to collaborate with the NDPHC to ensure the completion of the power plant, along with other associated projects, including the 330/33KV switchyard, the Omoku-Egbema-Owerri-Alaoji 330KV DC transmission lines, and the Owerri transmission substation expansion project.

According to a statement by Adelabu's spokesperson, Bolaji Tunji, the projects are at various stages, with the power plant at 70% completion.

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