June 22, 2024
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Over 2000 Communities in Nigeria’s Ondo State Reconnected to National Grid After 15 Years

Over 2000 communities across five local government areas in Ondo State, Nigeria, have been reconnected to the national electricity grid after 15 years without power.

On Wednesday, the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC)’s commissioned a 132kV transmission line and a 132kV/33kV substation in Okitipupa Local Government Area.

Reports indicated widespread joy and excitement among residents in the affected areas of Ondo State as they were reconnected to the national grid.

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, in a speech delivered by the Minister for Niger Delta Affairs, Hon. Abubakar Momoh, emphasized that the project was part of his administration’s commitment to sustainable development, peace, and stability in the Niger Delta region.

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“This project will transform the situation in the five local government areas,” President Tinubu stated, assuring that the 2024 budget would support the completion of many other NDDC projects.

NDDC Managing Director Samuel Ogbuku highlighted that the project’s success was partly due to it remaining free from vandalism.

He explained that the NDDC has earmarked 50 projects for commissioning as part of President Tinubu’s first year in office.

Governor Lucky Aiyedatiwa of the state urged the NDDC to complete other ongoing projects across the state.

 

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