Construction work on the 330/132/33KV sub-station project in Lafia, Nasarawa State, being built by the Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC) Ltd, has been completed with the project due for commissioning soon, the Executive Director Networks, NDPHC, Engr. IfeOluwa Oyedele, has disclosed.
A statement by the company’s Head, Communication and Public Relations, Olufunke Nwankwo, on Saturday, quoted Oyedele speaking during the inspection visit to the project site on Thursday.
He said project s as originally designed had been completed 100 percent with all pre-commissioning tests fully carried out, ‘the Substation is now being connected to the National Grid through the line-in, line-out which is in progress”.
The Executive Director Networks, who expressed satisfaction with the progress and quality of works at the sub-station, noted that the project was one of the legacy projects of President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration.
He explained that the original completion date was delayed as a result of the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“By September, the company would be ready to hook up the sub-station to the national grid and the inauguration will take place as soon as the President approves a date”, he said.
Oyedele said all stakeholders in the power sector had worked together to see the completion of the project, adding that the distribution companies (Abuja Electricity Distribution Company – AEDC) has already completed the lines required to connect consumers to the 33kV Bays in the Substation to ensure that electricity consumers in Nasarawa State and environs can begin to enjoy the facility immediately.
He stated that the project would facilitate rapid growth in socio-economic activities in the state and this will attract investors to create jobs that would eventually change the standard of living of residents of the State and boost the economy.