The Federal Government said it would build two transmission stations in Abakaliki to enhance power delivery in the area.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the General Manager (Transmission), Enugu Transmission Region, Mr Geoffrey Nwokoye, made this known when he paid a courtesy call on Gov. Martin Elechi, in Abakaliki.
Nwokoye said that the 2x 150MVA 330/132KV and 2x 60 MVA 132/33KV power stations would stimulate more economic activities in the state.
â€œWhen the stations are completed, it will create employment opportunities to the indigenes of the state and improve the overall well being of the Ebonyi people,â€ he said.
He said that stable power supply was pivotal to the socio-economic development and stability of any nation and people.
â€œAt present, Ebonyi with some parts of Cross River state, are supplied electric power via a 132KV transmission line from Enugu and this is prone to interruptions.
â€œA 330KV system at the state capital would definitely guarantee a more stable and quality power at the state capital, even at the worst level of generation,â€ he said.
Nwokoye, therefore, appealed to the governor to allocate the company a suitable portion of land to construct the power stations.
He commended the cooperation and assistance of the state government to the company, adding that the company was poised to serve the state creditably.
In his response, Elechi said he was elated by the plan to build the power stations in Abakaliki to improve power supply in the state. He, however, said that the state government would give them a plot of cleared land for the project.
â€œI advise speedy completion of the project within the shortest time so as to avert the persistent problem of power supply, distribution and over billings of customers in the state,â€ he said.