Abia to have independent power supply in weeks – Gov Otti
Alex Otti, the Governor of Abia State has said Aba will be independently powered through the Geometric Power Limited’s power plant in one or two months.
Otti disclosed this on Tuesday in a statement through his official Twitter handle when the Chairman of Geometric Power Limited, Prof Bartholomew Nnaji, a former Minister of Power and his team paid him a courtesy visit.
Gov Otti expressed delight that Aba will soon have a reliable power supply.
He stated that the State and GPL were in talks with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation Limited to resolve the gas supply issue.
“Right now, we are buying power from the National Grid, that is why power is not reliable yet, and so, we would like to ask our citizens of Aba to bear with us that we are getting there. We are there.
The turbines to power the electricity plant, which were taken abroad for maintenance, have been brought back to the plant and reinstalled.
“We are now working with the NNPC to resolve the gas supply issue to the plant,” he said.
RPTVBLOG gathered that the Geometric Power Aba Limited, located in Alaoji Aba, is expected to add 188 megawatts to Nigeria’s electricity output.