Southeast governors move to confront power challenges in the zone
Governors in the southeast zone yesterday resolved to look into the challenges in the power sector with a view to assisting the operators solve the problem.
To this end, the governors have interacted with the Geometrics Power Limited, Aba as well as slated a future date with the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC).
Chairman of the forum and Governor of Ebonyi State, Dave Umahi, disclosed at the end of their meeting in Enugu yesterday that power was vital to the economic development of the zone, stressing that something urgent must be done to tackle the epileptic supplies.
“We have invited the team of Geometrics. You know it set up a power plant in Aba and we want to know the reasons why these things have not been injected into our system and that injection will help the entire southeast. It can power the entire southeast and with further assistance in the area of cement, our commerce and railway. We have invited the team to come and discuss with us.
We have also discussed with the EEDC and in due course we are going to interact with the team to find out their challenges and find out the way we are going to improve distribution in the southeast”, he said.
Umahi said that the meeting was effectively about the economic agenda for the southeast including the economic integration of the states and certain other projects in the zone like the railway and seaports, stressing necessary step forward had been taken to ensure that the matter was handled by the economic team of the forum.
“We also interfaced with the Bank of Agriculture, the bank is very important to the agric programme of the southeast, they gave us some few briefing and we ask them to put down their capacities and programme and give to each of our state governors, and state what and what we can benefit from them.