The Minister of Power, Prof Barth Nnaji has reiterated the need to boost power situation in Anambrs state to rediscover its industrial, manufacturing potentials and ingenuity.
He assured that some far-reaching programme has already been initiated by the Federal Government through his ministry already. These he disclosed included the building of additional lines to Onitsha from Benin , Delta, and Alaoji.
The Minister, who was in Onitsha to inspect facilities of the Power Holding Coy (PHCN), said that the issue of Power in Onitsha was one of his major concerns in line with the policy of Government to strengthen power in critical industrial areas in the country. He said the matter was even more critical now to accommodate the many industries that have been having serious energy supply challenges in the area.
Anambra Governor, Peter Obi, told the Minister that power supply had remained one of the greatest problems hindering the rapid development of Nnewi and Onitsha industrial axis. He said many companies had collapsed and many having rough times because of power problems.