Businessmen across Akuruba community in Lafia, Nasarawa State, have applauded the federal government for the completion of a 333KV power transmission sub-station project in the state.
For decades, the state capital had been surviving with a 19KV electricity injection power supply in Akwanga LGA, until 2018 when the federal government inaugurated the construction of the 333KV power transmission sub-station line and completed the project in December, 2021.
When went round Lafia metropolis, some of the consumers who spoke to our correspondent, Mr Musa Ahmed and Mr. Danjuma Usman, said the first gift they received from the federal government in 2021 was constant power supply which, according to them, they did not have before.
Mr. Richard Asonuike, the state chairman of NIPOST Shop Owners Association, however expressed delight that the improved supply had added value to their lives and businesses.
“For a very long time we have been using generators because the light was not steady and in most cases, when they restored light, it was so low that we cannot operate our machines and at the end of the month the AEDC will bring exorbitant bills.”
Another electricity consumer who spoke to our correspondent, Mr. John Michael, said he has saved some money from his business following constant electricity supply in the state.
Earlier, the General Manager of Nasarawa State Electricity Power Agency, Mr. Yakubu Suleiman, commended the state governor, Abdullahi Sule, for his relentless efforts to ensure the completion of the 333KV power transmission sub-station in the state