The Abia State Governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, has expressed joy at the prospect of Aba, the state’s commercial nerve centre, enjoying 24 hours uninterrupted power supply soon following the resolution of issues that had plagued the project led by Geometric Power.
The Governor made this known in a series of tweets via his official Twitter handle on Friday.
Ikpeazu who also thanked the federal government “for the courage to endorse the project” said it was “capable of repositioning our economy for the better”.
“The multifaceted impact of this on our State’s economy is not lost on us. The SME firmament of Aba will change and unleash a quantum leap in our national products score making Nigeria truly ready to play in our continental trade space.
“Secondly, many artisans such as welders, fabricators, tailors, hairdressers etc, will breathe some fresh air as they will enjoy the attendant positive impact of constant power supply on their trades leading to higher patronage that will in turn translate to the creation of more jobs”, the Governor said.
Ikpeazu expressed optimism that the Enyimba Economic City project will also receive the necessary oxygen required for take off, glide in full flight and operate optimally through the power project
Continuing, he said, “with this development, our country would experience real and profound success in her efforts to provide modular power through a divide and conquer strategy, which can be replicated everywhere else”, and expressed hope that the development will lead to “the end of our seemingly intractable ‘quest for piwer.'”
Prof Barth Nnaji of Geometric Power had earlier visited the Governor and briefed him on the progress made to complete the independent power project in Aba.