The Niger Delta Power Holding Company in an effort to enhance education would build eighteen classrooms in Government Secondary School, Akurba, the host community of the 330KV power substation located in Nasarawa State.
The Company gave assurance that the project would be completed in September, this year. The executive director, Engineer Ifeoluwa Oyedele gave the assurance when he paid a courtesy call to Nasarawa Government House.
He said the board of the Company impressed over the
cordial support enjoyed by the Company approves the citing of 18 Classrooms within the vicinity of the Substation.
Oyedele reaffirmed that the power project at Akurba is on course and will be delivered at latest September 2021, Adding that the people of the state would begin to enjoy regular electricity, He however maintained that the state would enjoy a steady power supply.
The executive director explained that unlike in the previous administration, the Akurba power substation project was in line with the determination of President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration, to reduce infrastructure deficits in the country.
He said he was in Lafia to inspect the project and to ensure his company delivers the project by September this year.
“I’m assuring you that by September this year, this project will be delivered and the people of Nasarawa State, will enjoy uninterrupted power supply,”
Engineer Oyedele appreciated the Government and people of Nasarawa State for the support accorded NDPHC, He applauded Engineer Abdullahi Sule’s unprecedented commitment for his unrelenting visits to the head office of the Company.
Nasarawa State Governor while responding described the Akurba power substation, as a vital project to his administration.
Recalling his role as a member of the Committee on Energy and Power during the reign of late President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua, which informed his decision to relentlessly pursue the completion of the Akurba power substation.
The Governor did not relent to pay an intermittent visits to the Company, realizing the significance of power to the development aspirations of his administration, also paying several inspection visits at the site of the project in Akurba.
“I want to thank you for everything that you have done and I want to thank you for your commitment so that this project is delivered by September,” he said.
On the decision of the NDPHC to build a school in the state, the Governor said he will prefer for the school to be sited in Akurba, in order for the people of the community to benefit.
Engineer Sule directed officials of the state ministry of education, to liaise with NDPHC officials, to inspect facilities at the Government Secondary School Akurba, to see the feasibility of siting the 18-room school there.