FG assures Nasarawa of early completion of 330KVA sub-station.

The Federal Government yesterday assured residents of Nasarawa State of completion of the 330KVA substation project at Akurba Lafia by September 30. Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola (SAN), gave the assurance in his address during the 32nd monthly meeting of stakeholders in the power sector yesterday in Lafia, the state capital.

According to him, when completed, various communities in the state and Lafia would experience significant improvement in electricity supply as the state would be linked to the national grid on completion of the project.

However, the minister disclosed that expansion work was ongoing on 132 by 133KVA transmission station at Keffi, stressing that when completed communities such as Toto, Loko and Nasarawa and Keffi would received better electricity supply.

Fashola further reiterat ed that the Federal Government was determined to address power infrastructure in the country, and added that the construction work on Oweto-Loko Bridge was almost completed.

Meanwhile, the state governor, Tanko Al-Makura on his part, called on the federal government to ensure early completion of the construction of the 132kVA transmission line project from Akwanga to Lafia that would feed the new 330/132KVA transmission sub-station at Akurba in Lafia, which was awarded since 2010. He further called on the Federal Government to immediately complete and commissioning of the new 2-7.5MV.33/11KVA injection sub-station at Mararaba in Lafia to boost electricity supply in the state.

The governor recalled that his administration had spent N5.5 billion on construction of 1,438.71 kilometers of overhead lines and construction of over 200 distribution substations in the state.

Source: Telegraph

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