The Federal Government is to revive three major power projects in Abia North Senatorial District, in the first quarter of 2021.
Minister of Power, Mr. Sale Mamman, made this known while on a visit to the project sites, according to a statement issued on Saturday in Abuja by his Senior Special Adviser, Media and Communication, Mr. Aaron Artimas.
The statementsaid the Minister identified the projects to include: the 60/40MVA Ampree substation, 132 KVA Ampree transmission lines, located in Arochukwu, Ohafia and Ubur-Ihechiowa, and whose contracts were awarded in 2001.
The minister, was said to have expressed disbelief that the projects, which were 95 per cent completed, were abandoned for over 10 years.
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He pledged that the contracts would be reviewed and re-awarded for immediate completion.
“The power projects are of immense benefit to the people, because they will not only boost their electricity supply, but also give room for expansion to cover the entire Abia Senatorial districts,” the statement quoted Mamman as saying.
The minister, was accompanied on the inspection visit by Sen. Orji Uzo Kalu of Abia North.