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Power supply: Nasarawa mulls building N500m substation

Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State has stated that his administration has so far distributed 150 transformers aimed at improving power supply across the state.…

Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State has stated that his administration has so far distributed 150 transformers aimed at improving power supply across the state.

 This is just as he expressed readiness to build another power substation estimated at N500 million to improve electricity supply, especially in Lafia, the state capital.

 Governor Sule made this known when he met with the Regional Manager of the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC), Engr. Baro Ahmed, at the Government House in Lafia. 

 The meeting, which was at the instance of the governor, was aimed at addressing the persistent power supply problem, especially in Lafia and its environs.

 According to him, though it shouldn’t be the business of the government to buy transformers, especially as the AEDC is the only company responsible for collecting revenue from power consumers, his administration has gone ahead to buy 150 transformers so that communities in the state could be linked to the national grid.

He showed his readiness to enter an agreement with the management of the AEDC with a view to constructing the power substation in Lafia, estimated to cost N500m.

 The governor thereafter directed the General Manager of the Nasarawa Electricity Power Agency (NaEPA), Engr. Abubakar Danjuma Ango, to arrange a meeting with the management of AEDC in Abuja where modalities for the agreement would be discussed.

Responding, the Regional Manager of AEDC, Engineer Baro Ahmed, said presently the country is generating only 4000 megawatts of power, which is grossly inadequate. 

Engr. Ahmed pointed out that Lafia, which used to get 20 megawatts daily, now gets only 7 megawatts.

 

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