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Stakeholders agree to expedite action on Escravos Environs Power Supply Projects

By Ndu Samuel

Delta State government and major stakeholders for the Escravos and Environs electrification project have agreed to expedite action to complete the project within the specified time frame.

The agreement was reached at a meeting between the Delta State Deputy Governor Barr. Kingsley Otuaro, staff of NNPC, Nigeria gas company, the contracting firm handling the project and representatives of host communities in Asaba.

Briefing newsmen after the meeting, the deputy governor who noted that the deliberations was very fruitful said ”few years back, the Federal government with NNPC and Nigeria Gas Company agreed to site the Escravos and environs Electrification projects and it has been on the pipeline. We just had this meeting to expedite action”

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“In the meeting, we tried to cross the T’s and dote the i’s in ensuring that the projects we are embarking upon are completed on specified time. This is to light up the entire Escravos and environs which will have a multiplier effect on the people. We are indeed very happy with the outcome of today’s meeting”

The Deputy Governor added that even though there are challenges along the line, he believed in no time the projects will come on stream for the satisfaction of all Deltans whom it is meant to serve.

The Commissioner for Oil and Gas, Delta State, Prince Emmanuel Amgbaduba, said he is hopeful that the project would be completed on record time, while the representative of income Extrix, Mr Matthew Edevwie, expert on electricity project told journalists that the project will be completed in 18 months before the agreed period.

They appealed for the cooperation of host communities to enable the contracting firms do their jobs unhindered so that they can deliver on time.

Some of the representatives of the host communities commended the federal government for the projects assuring that they would provide security before and after the projects since they are the immediate beneficiaries.

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