Former Minister of Power, Professor Bartholomew Nnaji, says Abia will significantly improve with the Governor’s calibre as Dr Alex Otti in office.
Prof Nnaji, Chairman of Geometric Power, Alaoji, Abia State, who spoke on Sunday, said Governor Otti’s credentials show a lot of promises.
“The way government works is that it works with the private sector to make things happen in any clime, and that’s what we foresee here. With the Governor’s background and what we’re doing here in the state, we’re very confident that things would significantly improve for Abia State,” Nnaji affirmed.
The former Minister who was in Nvosi, Isialangwa South, the Governor’s country home, said Dr Otti had been engaged in ensuring that Geometric Power comes on stream.
He said the power plant will begin power generation from its plant within the next two months.
“So, we’re expecting that once we have gas, which will be in the next month or two, we will be able to power Aba, that is, from our power plant.
“Right now, we’re buying power from the National Grid, that is why power is not reliable yet, and so, we’ll like to ask our citizens of Aba to bear with us that we’re getting there. We’re pretty much there.
“The turbines to power the electricity plant, which was taken abroad for maintenance, have been returned to the plant and reinstalled.
“We’re now working with the NNPC to resolve the issue of gas supply to the plant,” Nnaji, who came with a team of his management to brief Governor Otti on progress made, said.
He said consumers would get the power at a regulated price set by the regulator, Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC).
Also on the team were the Managing Director/CEO of Niger Delta Power Holding Corporation, NDPHC, Chiedu Ugbo and other senior management staff of NDPHC.