• Saturday, June 15, 2024
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NDDC builds new electricity substation in Edo

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The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has announced the completion of an electricity injection substation constructed in Edo State which will be inaugurated and given to Benin Electric soon.

In the statement disclosed by Pius Ughakpoteni, director of corporate affairs at NDDC, the new substation was constructed for the Amufi-Ikpoba Okha local government area, Benin City, Edo State.

Victor Antai, executive director of projects at NDDC expressed his satisfaction with the completion status during the recent inspection of the 1×15mva 33/11kv substation.

“The NDDC chief executive officer has directed that the project monitoring and supervision team, led by me, should devote two days of every week to fieldwork to ensure that we keep track of the progress of our projects, as well as ensure that contractors do not compromise on our set standards,” he said.

He emphasised the critical role of the substation in meeting the energy demands of communities in the vicinity and expressed the goal of transitioning the NDDC from a transactional entity to one committed to sustainable development and transformation in the region.

“Following this directive, we are visiting project sites such as this one to finalise the processes for commissioning and proper handover to the BEDC.”

He said he is satisfied with the quality of work done by the contractor after inspecting the equipment and facilities at the injection substation.

“I want to assure the community leaders and the people that the project will be commissioned and handed over to the BEDC before the end of this month,” he said.

Antai commended the leaders and youths of the community for cooperating with the contractor and securing the project site and equipment to protect them from vandals.