- The ministry of power, works and housing has said that it is making efforts to boost the supply of electricity in Abia state
- Babatunde Fashola, the head of the ministry stated that 40 megawatts mobile power transformers have been added to Ohiya transmission sub-station in Umuahia
- Fashola also remarked that the Aba sub-station would ensure steady and quality power supply to the over 30,000 shops at the Ariaria International market in the state
The federal government on Monday, April 9, announced that it has added 40 megawatts mobile power transformer to the 132/33KV Ohiya transmission sub-station in Umuahia, as part of its move to improve power supply in Abia.
The presidency further said that the Aba transmission sub-station was equally boosted with 60 MVA transformers.
Speaking at the inauguration of the transformers at the Umuahia sub-station, Babatunde Fashola, the minister of power, works and housing, explained that the Umuahia project has brought 90 such booster transformers across the country in recent times.
Fashola remarked: “With the inauguration of the Umuahia transformer, power supply to city and its environs, including Bende, Ikwuano, Ohafia and parts of Arochukwu, Isuikwuato and Umunneochi council areas will improve.”
He added that the Aba sub-station would ensure smooth and quality power supply to the over 30,000 shops at the Ariaria International market as a way of boosting the state's economy.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com reported that relieve might soon come the way of electricity consumers as a House of Representatives ad-hoc committee was planning to check excessive electricity charges levied on consumers by distribution companies (Discos) in the country.
NAIJ.com gathered that the committee on Thursday, March 22, said it would meet with community development associations (CDAs) in different geo-political zones in the course of its assignment.
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