Nasarawa State Governor Abdullahi A. Sule has met with officials of the Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE), the National Integrated Power Project (NIPP) and the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) in Abuja.
This was in fulfilment of the promise Governor Sule made earlier in the week when he inspected the Akurba Electricity Substation in Lafia.
According to a press statement signed by the Director-General, Directorate of Strategic Communications and Press Affairs to the Governor, Mr. Yakubu Lamai, the Governor was in Abuja to seek for partnership with these agencies all in a bid to improve the power supply to the state which will in turn boost the economy.
The statement also revealed that Governor Sule while meeting with the agencies, will insist on time-bound contractual agreements “because unless a timeline is set and strictly adhered to by all parties concerned to address the power supply problem in Nasarawa State, his administration will be handicapped in actualizing its core objectives to generate employment and industrialize Nasarawa State.”
He also stated that the electricity is currently being received from the high-voltage 330 KV transmission lines coming from the South, which the people of Nasarawa State are expectantly anxious to see that it is stepped down into Lafia and transmitted to six local statewide electric distribution lines, before it passes on to its original destination of Jos in Plateau State.
This he said will bring to an end, the epileptic and inadequate power supply in Nasarawa State.