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IKOT ABASI TO GET 132KV SUBSTATION

Ibom Power Company Limited has reiterated its commitment to the restoration of power supply to Ikot Abasi communities this year.

Its Managing Director and Special Assistant on Power to Governor Udom Emmanuel, Meyen Etukudo, said Ibom Power took delivery of a 30MVA transformer last year which would be used in the construction of a brand new power substation at Ikot Abasi this year.

“This transformer will provide dedicated steady and quality power supply to Ikot Abasi communities,” the MD said.

Etukudo, who was a former Assistant General Manager (AGM) 330kV lines at the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), said the 30MVA transformer has the capacity to distribute 24megawatts of electricity.

He added: “The electricity load demand at Ikot Abasi is estimated at 10megawatts therefore the excess electricity will be used to relief overloaded transformers within Ikot Abasi communities and to power emerging industries.”

Etukudo added that Ibom power plant produces about 112megawatts with plans to add additional 38megawatts when the unit #2 of the plant is back on stream.

The Board Chairman ,  Etido Inyang, who also spoke on the development in an interaction with stakeholders in Ikot Abasi Local Government Area, said the initial plan of the Akwa Ibom State government was to install a 15MVA transformer in Ikot Abasi.

Inyang said: “Ikot Abasi is an industrial hub for the administration of Governor Udom Emmanuel. It is not a coincidence that the power plant is at Ikot Abasi the reason being that without power there is no industrialisation.”

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MICHAEL DADA

Michael Dada is the media/publicity officer at Ibom Power Company Limited. He is a graduate of Journalism from Lagos State University School of Communication. He did internship at The Nation newspaper and Voice of Nigeria. He has a Digital Marketing Master Class certificate from Wild Fusion Digital and a certificate in WordPress web design from Spring Light Technology. He holds a Competence in Writing and Speaking certificate from the School of Media and Communication, Pan Atlantic University. He has a post-graduate certificate in Advanced Writing and Reporting Skills from the School of Media and Communication. He is an associate of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations and an alumnus of Pan Atlantic University.

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