Lagos — The Niger Delta Power Holding Company, NDPHC, has completed the construction of the 330/132/33KV sub-station project in Lafia, Nasarawa State
The sub-station is due for commissioning soon, the Executive Director, Networks, NDPHC, Engr. IfeOluwa Oyedele, disclosed.
Engr. Oyedele, who inspected the project, said works, as designed originally, have been completed with all pre-commissioning tests fully carried out.
He explained that “the sub-station is now being connected to the national grid”.
He expressed satisfaction with the progress and quality of works at the sub-station and noted that the project was one of the legacy projects of President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration.
Oyedele explained that the original completion date for the project was delayed as a result of the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to him, “By September, the company would be ready to hook up the sub-station to the national grid and the inauguration will take place as soon as the President approves a date”.
He said all stakeholders in the power sector had worked together to see the completion of the project, adding that the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company, AEDC, has already completed the lines required to connect consumers to the 33kV bays in the sub-station to ensure that electricity consumers in Nassarawa State and environs can begin to enjoy the facility.
The NDPHC chief stated that the project would facilitate rapid growth in socio-economic activities in the state and that this will attract investors, to create jobs that would eventually change the standard of living of residents of the state and boost the economy.
The Executive Director, Networks, who later visited the Governor of Nasarawa State, Engr. Abdullahi Sule, was accompanied on the project inspection visit to Lafia by the Technical team, comprising of Engr. Yusuf Yari, Head, Transmission, NDPHC; Engr. Stephen Olumuyiwa, Technical Assistant to the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of the company on Transmission, and the communication and public relations team from the company.