23 June 2015, Uyo – Power supply in Akwa Ibom State is set to increase by 20 megawatts (Mw). This is sequel to the agreement signed by the state government with power firms in the state.
Already, there has been tremendous improvement in electricity supply in the state in the last two weeks. Most parts of the state, including Uyo, the state capital, records up to 15 hours steady power supply daily in the last two weeks.
The increase in the distributed power to residents in the state is said to be as a result of a direct intervention by the Governor Udom Emmanuel’s administration.
“Already, agreements have been reached for additional 20 Mw of electricity into the state supply system to further boost the stability of power supply,” the Governor’s Spokesman, Mr Ekerette Udoh, said during a media briefing.
The spokesman, who interacted with reporters in his office, said Governor Emmanuel is leaving no stone unturned in addressing the basic needs of the people as he had promised during his electioneering campaigns.
He said: “Governor Emmanuel met with the management of the Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company on issues bothering on regular power supply to our state and as you can see, there has been a relative stability and improved supply of electricity in the state in recent times.”
Udoh said the plans of the government is to ensure that the people enjoy 24-hour distribution of electricity in all parts of the state. He added that the street lights in all major roads in the state capital are back- up and running to provide an investor–friendly environment.
Governor Emmanuel is passionate about industrialisation and to achieve this, the enabling environment must be created to attract the right investments to the state, he said.
The governor’s spokesman stated that barriers to effective supply of gas to the state power plant have been addressed, adding that, “the improved power supply has not come to the state by happenstance, but through a concerted move by Governor Emmanuel to enhance the quality of life of the people while providing the enabling environment to attract the right investments to the state.”
– The Nation