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Power Sector: Namadi Sambo Insists Government’s Actions Dictated By Sound Professional Advice

Vice President, Namadi-Sambo

Vice President Mohammed Namadi Sambo has made it clear that all decisions and project implementations in both the Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC) and the National Council on Privitatization (NCP) were taken on the basis of sound professional advice and to ensure that it succeeded in providing power for the benefits of Nigerians and the economic development of the country.

Vice President Namadi Sambo said today at the commissioning of the Gwagwalada 330/132/33kva transmission substation build under the National Integrated Power Projects, commended the Ministry Of Power, the Niger Delta Power Holding and the Contractors handling the project for the successful and timely completion of the project.

According to Namadi Sambo who represented President Goodluck Jonathan at the event, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) as well as the National Grid had experienced remarkable system stability, especially during disturbances that had in the past resulted in total system collapses.

“This new level of system stability has been directly attributed to the installation of these extensive transmission works implemented by the National Integrated Power Projects (NIPP)” He added

He called on Nigerians to solidify the current administration’s great achievements by being patriotic, adding: “by protecting these public assets entrusted in your care as part of your civic responsibility, you are guarding them against misuse and vandalization so that generation yet unborn will not only benefit from these projects, but shall build on the legacies we have bequeathed unto them.  It is only when these assets are preserved that our great efforts will be consolidated.”

While reiterating his firm belief and respect for Democracy and its norms and values, the Vice President reaffirmed their administration’s commitment to the progress and prosperity of Nigeria, saying: “we shall continue to make our contributions to the development of our dear country as patriotic citizens. We are confident that posterity shall place us on the right side of history.”

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Earlier in his address, the Minister of Power, Professor Chinedu Nebo said that the completion of the Gwagwalada sub-station and other power projects across the country is part of the great achievement of the Jonathan administration and represent the dividend of the Transformation Agenda in the Power Sector.

The minister reminded Nigerians that the Niger-Delta Power Holding Company belonged to them all as it is owned by all the three tiers of government, adding that it is as result of that most of the projects being commissioned were not cited in the Niger-Delta.

He pleaded with those vandalizing the gas-to-power infrastructure in the country to give Nigeria a chance to celebrate the achievements of the current administration.

“Today we did not only have the capacity to generate 6,000 megawatts of power if we have the Gas but also to wheel out, through transmission, about 5,500 megawatts.” He added

The Managing Director of the Niger-Delta Power Holding Company, James Olotu said that the Gwagwalada   330/132/33kv Transmission substation runs from Ajaokuta substations, stopping at Apo and Katampe and Shiroro lines with a distance of about 450km of lines.

“The whole essence of this infrastructure is to ensure and assure efficient and effective power delivery on durable power plants into this location radiating the power in Lokoja, Gwagalada, Abuja main and all the way to Apo and Katampe thereby assuring quality supply of power when on this grid into these communities and enhancing the quality of life of the Nigerian citizenry.” [myad]

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