By Yunusa Abdullahi
People from the North East sub-region have been called upon to invest in power sector for the overall development of the region. Governor Muhammed Umar Jibrilla made the call on the 9th of June 2016 when he granted in audience to a delegation from Niger - Delta Power Holdings Company (NDPHC) led by its Executive Director Corporate Affairs Alhaji Mijinyawa Sani Labaran at the Council Chambers of the Government House Yola recently.
The Governor explained that without power energy, there could be no any meaningful development in the nation. However,he urged stakeholders from the North East to per-take by buying shares into the company.
He assured that as a board member of the NDPHC he will work hard to ensure that the interest of the North East are being protected fully in the company.
The Governor also explained that in terms of security, Adamawa state is very stable and calm. He commended President Muhammadu Buhari for his efforts in maintaining peace and security in the insurgency ridden states.
Earlier on, the leader of the delegation Alhaji Mijinyawa Sani Labaran who represented the Managing Director and Chief Executive of the Niger -Delta Power Holdings Company Mr James Abiodun Oluwotu said; the delegation was in Adamawa state to register good will of the Managing Director of the company and to congratulate Governor Muhammed Umar Jibrilla for his successful One Year in Office as the Governor of Adamawa state and also to intimate the Governor on the presence of the Niger Delta Power Holdings Company in the state which the Governor would be inaugurated as a Board member.
He explained that the Niger Delta Power Holdings Company is a limited liability company which was incorporated and duly owned by the Three Tiers of Government that is both the Federal, State and Local Governments.
He also said that the purpose is to fast track intervention in the provision of electricity in the country. He further explained that the NDPHC has so far been able to construct about Ten Medium size Gas powered Power Plant as a result of the closeness of the power plant with the source of Gas in the country, adding that about Eight Power Plants have been completed and commissioned while the remaining two will be completed by the first quarter of 2017.
Alhaji Mijinyawa Sani Labaran however explained that in Adamawa state, the NDPHC has intervened in the distribution of project of electricity which includes : 1×7.5MVA injection sub station with Eleven CSP Transformers at Old power house in Jimeta, Mubi, Numan as well as State Polytechnic Yola.
According to Sani Labaran, the NDPHC has under taken the rehabilitation of 26.5 kilometer of Jabbi Lamba --- Malabu 33 KV line with Two numbers of 300KVA,33/ 041.5KV distribution transformers , adding that rehabilitation of 29 Kilometers of Konan Dumne --- Dumne Dirma 33 KVLine with Three
500 KVA,33/ 0.515 KV distribution transformers in Adamawa state. He however pointed out that in the North East sub region, the NDPHC had also intervened in more than Twenty different power projects in the region.