29 March 2017, Sweetcrude, Asaba – The Delta State government will improve power supply in the state capital, Asaba, with N164 million.
This follows approval on Wednesday by the state House of Assembly of N164million for the Asaba Integrated Power Plant Project (AIPPP) to boost power supply for 10 years in Asaba.
Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta had earlier in a letter requested that the state House of Assembly approve the project.
The request was read during the plenary of the House in Asaba by the Speaker, Chief Monday Igbuya. Okowa said that the essence of the AIPPP project was to reduce the monthly expenditure of N81 million on the combination of national grid and power supply from generator.
He said that the two could hardly provide continuous and uninterrupted supply beyond 15 hours on the average daily.
He said that the project, when completed would help to improve the power situation in the state capital. Okowa explained that the state executive council had considered and approved the development of the project.
He added that the project would be sponsored by the government and Messrs Bastanchury Power Solution at a cost of N134 million for 10 years with a two per cent incremental adjustment of tariff.