The Asaba power sub-station being constructed by AK-Ay Elektrick would be ready for inauguration in the first quarter of 2014, the Site Engineer, Mr Odinaka Amobi, said.
Amobi gave the assurance in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) at the project site in Asaba.
He said the sub-station, with six feeders, would end the power problem in Asaba and its environ, including Okpanam and Ogwashi-Uku, when completed.
The site engineer said the 330/132/33KVA sub-station had provisions for expansion as a hob station, for transmission of electricity to other parts of the state.
Currently, he added, only one feeder at the Obosi sub-station, near Onitsha in neighbouring Anambra supplied electricity to the area.
“I am not a politician and all I can say is that the remaining materials for this project have been procured and shipped.
“If they arrive here in a week’s time, the sub-station will be completed in a few weeks’ time.’’
He explained that the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) was responsible for stepping down electricity from the national grid to the station.
He added that “as you can see, the TCN power line project is also on and the company has given us their word that this power line will be ready in three months time.
“That is why I have given you the April 2014 projection for the inauguration of this sub-station.’’
Amobi, however, urged the distribution company in Asaba zone to hasten its plan and be ready to distribute electricity from the sub-station to consumers as soon as the sub-station was inaugurated, according to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
He said the call had become necessary to avoid a situation where power shortage in the area would persist after the project had been inaugurated.
“We expect the distribution company in charge of Asaba zone to be liaising with us for effective service delivery to the people,’’ he added.