Abia state governor, Chief Theodore Orji says his administration would continue to deliver public power supply to all rural communities in the state.
The governor, who was speaking during the handover of transformers to the representatives of eight benefiting communities, said the objective was to assist them in line with government’s efforts at boosting power supply across the 17 local governments of the state.
He disclosed the transformers were procured by the Abia State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (ASOPADEC), an agency of the state government funded by the mineral derivation from the federation account to empower the youths as well as develop the state.
Orji, who was visibly elated at the occasion, recalled that his administration recently evacuated power from the 132 KVA Ohiya Power station to Umuahia and its environs, stressing that the transformers would assist in boosting power supply in those areas.
He disclosed that more transformers would be acquired for distribution to needy communities, adding that the state government in conjunction with the local councils is compiling a list of those to benefit, assuring that it will be equitably distributed to the three senatorial zones of the state.
Speaking on behalf of one of the benefiting communities, the traditional ruler of Osi-Eke autonomous community in Ugwunagbor local council, HRH, Eze Apostle Wilson Uhiara expressed gratitude to the governor for the donation.
Some of the benefiting communities include Umukabia Ohuhu autonomous community(Umuahia North LGA ), Awomukwu autonomous community(Ikwuano LGA )Ikwuorie autonomous community(Ukwa East LGA),Abo Ama-Ogudu autonomous community(Ohafia LGA);amongst others.
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