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NDDC to evacuate electricity from Omotosho for Ondo communities
Port Harcourt -- Over 2,000 communities in Ondo South Senatorial District will have access to electricity when the 132/33KV sub-station, which would evacuate power from Omotosho power plant, is completed.
The sub-station, being constructed by the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, in Okitipupa, Ondo State, will provide electricity for oil-producing communities spread across five local government areas in the southern part of the state.
The local government areas are Ilaje, Ese-Odo, Okitipupa, Odigbo and Irele.
The interim administrator of NDDC, Mr. Effiong Akwa, said during an inspection of the project in the company with Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, that he was excited that the Commission was constructing a huge power station in the oil-producing area of Ondo State.
Akwa explained that both President Muhammadu Buhari and the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, were interested in seeing to the completion of the project.
"This is a massive electricity project and a lot of money have been sunk in here. For this project, I can tell you that there is no retreat, no surrender. We have to complete this project and put it to use as soon as possible. As it is now, we have done about 85 percent of the job,” he said.