Nigeria’s Federal Government on Wednesday inaugurated three National Integrated Power Project (NIPP) Distribution Sub-Stations the under the Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company.
The sub-stations constructed by Niger Delta Power Holding Company Limited are in Ona- Ara and Apata in Oyo State as well as Ikirun in Osun.
Mr Abiodun Olotu, the Managing Director, Niger Delta Power Holding Company, told newsmen that the objective of the NIPP sub-stations was to provide more quality power supply to residents.
“The NIPP Distribution Sub-stations, which is made up of 1&15MBVA Injection Sub-Station, is a solution to inadequate transformer supply and power outage in these areas,” he said.
NAN reports that the Oluyole sub-station would serve residents of Ona Ara while that of Apata would provide relief for those at Owode and Housing Estate area of Ibadan.
The Ikirun road injection sub-station would service residents of Oluode, Ayetoro, power line and Biket areas in Osogbo township.
Mr Bolaji Oyesikun, the Managing Director of Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company, commended President Goodluck Jonathan for initiating the project.
“The sub-station at Ona Ara is a relief for the residents who had their transformer at Olorunsogo injection sub-station burnt down during the fuel subsidy protest in January 2012, ” he said.
He said that the NIPP project was capable of generating and supplying electricity to consumers for a period 16 hours daily.
NAN also reports that the sub-stations is different from the 10 big power plants initiated by the Federal Government and targeted at generating 5,000 mega watts.
Source: PM News
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