17 September 2016, Sweetcrude, Lagos — The new Management of Niger Delta Power Holding Company Limited (NDPHC) has stated its determination to complete all on-going projects being undertaken by the Company.
Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of the Company Mr. Chiedu Ugbo who stated this in Abuja also debunked the rumour that NDPHC projects have been suspended due to Government plans to change the name of the Company.
“I want to state categorically that all our projects are ongoing. There is no plan by the new Management to change the name of the Company neither has the Government ordered us to do so” he stated.
According to him, the new management is determined to complete all on-going projects and we have been working with our contractors and stakeholders to ensure that projects are delivered as soon as possible.
A statement issued by the General Manager Communication & Public Relations of the Company Mr. Yakubu Lawal quoted the Managing Director as saying “As recent as two days ago, Wednesday, September 14, we had a full day meeting with the Oronta Community of Abia State to resolve the lingering Right-of-Way dispute which had hindered the completion of our 330KV Transmission Line passing through that Community”.
Chiedu stated further that the dispute is now resolved and the parties involved have signed terms of settlement “all other projects are going on unhindered and where there is an issue, I personally will go there to resolve it,” he said.
Since the appointment of the new management of NDPHC, the Managing Director has consistently told stakeholders of the determination of the new management to deliver all on-going projects so that power will be delivered to Nigerians in line with the mandate of the Federal Government.
On the assumption of office in June, Chiedu had visited Gbarain Power Station in Bayelsa State to resolve gas issues affecting the performance of the Company.
Last week the Managing Director led the Management team to Ikot Ekpene in Akwa Ibom State to assess the issues affecting wheeling power through the Transmission station which will transport over 2500MW of Electricity from the Power Station located in the Eastern/South-South regions of the country to the National Grid.
Chiedu had also met with the Executive Governor of Enugu State, His Excellency Rt. Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi to solicit his support in resolving community issues in the state as well as reaching out to his counterparts in the Eastern parts of the country to help NDPHC resolve all community issues in their respective state in order to pave way for contractors to complete their projects