Akwa Ibom State Government gets license to expand electricity generation at Ibom Power Plant

License has been approved for the Akwa Ibom State Government to expand electricity generation at Ibom Power Plant located at Ikot Abasi local government area.

The state governor Udom Emmanuel announced this when he played host to the members of the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly led by the speaker, Aniekan Uko at the EXCO chambers, government house, Uyo.

He said the license to be acquired was fulfilling his campaign promise of increasing power supply in every part of the state and preparing the state for rapid industrialization and investment, adding that with the increment of megawatts from 191 earlier approved to 685, the state would witness 24 hours power supply.

The governor thanked the 6th assembly for the support shown his administration and promised to protect the mandate given him by Akwa Ibom people as the governor to consolidate on the development already witness in the state.

Government House Correspondent, Bassey Ibiatisuho reports that earlier, the speaker of the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly, Aniekan Uko congratulated the governor on the recent judgment of the governorship election tribunal which upheld him as the governor and assured him that the people of the state will rally round to ensure the protection of the mandate given him at the poll on the 11th of April.


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