17 May 2016, Sokoto – The Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC) has said it has invested in equipment worth N3.3bn to boost power infrastructure in Sokoto state.
The project, executed under the Federal Government’s Integrated Power
Projects (IPP) scheme, achieved substantial success because of the
tremendous commitment shown by the state government to it’s success, a
General Manager in the firm, Alhaji Muhammad Bunza, has said.
“The N3.3 billion expenditure has resulted in the construction of
three power substations in three locations in different parts of the
state. The locations are Gagi and Farfaru in Sokoto metropolis and
Tambuwal LGA in the southern part of the state,” he added.
Speaking when he conducted Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal round the
facilities, Bunza said each substation has the capacity to carry
500kva transformer which will in turn sustain 25 transformers that
will serve approximately 200 households.
He said the three projects are expected to come on stream in the next
three months, and will increase power supply in the state.
While thanking Tambuwal for his concern and determination to see to
the completion of the projects on time, Bunza said the NDPHC will
continue with it’s mandate to ensure Nigeria becomes self-sufficient
in power generation, and distribution.
In his remarks, the Governor said the significance of the projects
towards increase in power output in the state cannot be
“It becomes very important to build such substations because the usage
of power has increased in Sokoto in recent years. We are appealing to
the Federal Government to also consider building more stations in
Illela, Kilgori, Moore, Kalambaina and other districts in Eastern and
Southern parts of the state,” he added.
- This Day