Chief Press Secretary to Abia Governor, Mr Ugochukwu Emezue, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, in Umuahia.
He said the state and Geometrics, a private electricity firm, were currently working together to ensure that Aba Electricity Company became functional.
He said the project would enable Aba and neighbouring communities to receive uninterrupted power supply when completed and described the project as a priority for the year.
Emezue said tackling the problem of unstable electricity supply in Aba was in line with Gov. Theodore Orji’s plans to restore the lost glory of the commercial town.
“The state is equally constructing 16 roads, in addition to another 10 attracted from the Niger Delta Development Commission by the state in Aba.
“Gov. Orji believes that when all these roads are completed, most of the small scale entrepreneurs and bigger industries that made Aba the envy of other cities in Nigeria would come up again,” he said.