Nigeria’s power plant, Egbin Power Station Plc., has recorded 827-day incident-free operations.
This was made known on Saturday by the chairman of the station, Kola Adesina, in a statement he issued.
Adesina said the incident-free period had been made possible owing to the safety standards and procedures at the station.
According to him, the station had operated in line with globally acclaimed standards for Health, Safety, Security and the Environment (HSSE).
“Since we took over the plant in 2013, we have continued to enhance the plant’s HSSE profile through investments in safety equipment and training.
“For us at Egbin, ensuring safety at all cost is a non-negotiable policy and we are delighted with the progress we have made in this regard.
“It gives us the impetus to sustain ongoing transformation and preparation for future expansion of the plant…
“At Egbin, every staff is a Safety Ambassador. We demand the same level of commitment from all our partners and stakeholders and remain confident that HSSE issues will always be paramount in our operations.”
Adesina said the plant which had continued to witness improvements, now needed generation, transmission and distribution in order to achieve the ultimate goal of improved power supply.
“We should all work as partners in the power sector as the nation is counting on us to make the system work.
“At Egbin, we remain committed to spearheading intra and inter sectoral collaborative efforts to move the power sector ahead.
“This will require the support of the government, regulators, operators, local and foreign investors, electricity consumers and civil societies,” he added as he sought the cooperation of other stakeholders.