The Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC) said it has invested in equipment worth N3.3bn to boot power infrastructure in Sokoto state.
The project, executed under the Federal Government’s Integrated Power Projects (IPP) scheme, achieved substantial success because of the tremendous commitment shown by the state government to its success, a General Manager in the firm, Alhaji Muhammad Bunza, has said.
“The N3.3 billion expenditures has resulted in the construction of three power substations in three locations in different parts of the state. The locations are Gagi and Farfaru in Sokoto metropolis and Tambuwal LGA in the southern part of the state,” he added.
Speaking when he conducted Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal round the facilities, Bunza said each substation has the capacity to carry 500kva transformer which will in turn sustain 25 transformers that will serve approximately 200 households.
He said the three projects are expected to come on stream in the next three months, and will increase power supply in the state.
While thanking Tambuwal for his concern and determination to see to the completion of the projects on time, Bunza said the NDPHC will continue with its mandate to ensure Nigeria becomes self-sufficient in power generation, and distribution.
In his remarks, the Governor said the significance of the projects towards increase in power output in the state cannot be overemphasized.
“It becomes very important to build such substations because the usage of power has increased in Sokoto in recent years. We are appealing to the Federal Government to also consider building more stations in Illela, Kilgori, Moore, Kalambaina and other districts in Eastern and Southern parts of the state,” he added.