Former Minister Nnaji promises 24/7 electricity for Abia residents


Former Minister of Power, Prof.  Barth Nnaji, has assured residents of Aba and other local governments in Abia State, within the Aba ring fence area, of 24 hours power supply from next month.

Nnaji, the chairman of Geometric Power in Osisioma Local Government, who spoke during a courtesy call on Abia State Governor Alex Otti at his Nvosi country home in Isiala Ngwa South Local Government, hailed the governor for being instrumental to the actualisation of the Geometric Power Project.

Nnaji, who announced that the power plant would begin power generation from its plant within the next few months, said the gas turbine, which was taken overseas for servicing after being non-operational for years, had been brought back and reinstalled.

“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 own power plant.

“Right now, we’re buying power from the National Grid, this is why power is not stable yet. So, we’ll like to ask Aba people to bear with us that we’re getting there. We’re pretty much there.

“The turbines to power the electricity plant, which were taken abroad for maintenance, have been brought back to the plant and reinstalled.

“We’re now working with the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Ltd (NNPCL) to resolve the issue of gas supply to the plant,” Nnaji, who came with a team of his management to brief Governor Otti on the progress made, said.

He said consumers would get the power at a regulated price set by the regulator, Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC).”

Otti thanked Nnaji for his visit and urged him to do everything possible to ensure Geometric begins power generation from its facility within the promised period.


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