By Our Reporter. Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa state has met with officials of Bureau for Public Enterprise( BPE) National Integrated Power Project (NIPP) and Transmission Company of Nigeria ( TCN) as part of his efforts towards fulfilling the promised he made regarding early completion of Akurba Sub-Station
A statement issued by the office of Director- General, Directorate of strategic communications and Press Affairs, Malam Yakubu Lamai said Governor Sule had a useful discussion with those that matters regarding completion of Akurba Sub-Station.
The statement drew the attention of Nasarawa citizens thus: “As you are well aware that adequate power supply is a critical prerequisite to any nation’s development, but sadly in Nigeria, irregular power supply is a constant problem for both urban and rural areas, such that Nigeria is today called the second poorest power supply country in the entire world”
The statement continued “Coming from a business background, Governor Abdullahi A. Sule of Nasarawa State understands that electricity generation, transmission and distribution are capital-intensive activities, which require huge resources of funds, capacity and unwavering political will and determination”
It was in view of the above according to the statement, that Engineer Abdullahi A. Sule made a promise earlier in the week, while on inspection visit to Akurba Electricity Substation in Lafia that he will visit NIPP, BPE and TCN in Abuja, so as to agree on responsive and innovative solutions that will provide quick, efficient and better energy output for people of Nasarawa State.
The statement further indicated that Engineer Abdullahi A. Sule insisted on “time-bound contractual agreements, because unless a timeline is set and strictly adhered to by all parties concerned to address the power supply problem in Nasarawa State; his administration will be handicapped in actualizing its core objectives to generate employment and industrialize Nasarawa State”
The statement also noted that: “Electricity being received from the high-voltage 330 KV transmission lines coming from the South, which the people of Nasarawa State are expectantly anxious to see that it is stepped-down into Lafia and transmitted to six local statewide electric distribution lines, before it passes on to its destination of Jos in Plateau State”
And to bring to an end the epileptic and inadequate power supply in Nasarawa State, the statement went on to explained: “Engineer Abdullahi A. Sule met and held extensive meetings in Abuja with Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) which manages the electricity transmission infrastructure between the GenCos and the DisCos’ Feeder Sub-station; the National Integrated Power Project (NIPP ) owned by the three tiers of government and Bureau Of Public Enterprises (BPE) which interfaces with public enterprises to promote balanced regional development in every part of the country”