- March 13, 2018
- Posted by: Godwin Elijah
- Category: Akwa Ibom
Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola has reassured Nigerians of the federal government’s commitment to ensuring that the country makes steady growth in power supply.
Speaking at the 25th Monthly Power Sector meeting in Uyo, Fashola said the power sector recovery program put in place by the ministry and other stakeholders in the power sector was beginning to yield results.
On funding, the Minister disclosed that the federal government had secured the World Bank approval for 486 million dollars for the Transmission Company of Nigeria fund transmission expansion.
In his remarks, Akwa Ibom State Governor Udom Emmanuel said his administration was working toward the provision of digitalised meters in the state, adding that by 2019, every household in the state would be using a digitalised meter. Emmanuel said the metering company in the state would solve the four million meters need of the country.
The governor, however, called on the Federal Government to take advantage of the metering company existing in the state. He warned against vandalism of power installations, adding that the state government would wage a war on vandals to protect the infrastructure in the sector.