18 January 2013

Nigeria: Minister Assures Nigerians of Stable Electricity

The Minister of Information, Labaran Maku, has assured Nigerians that President Goodluck Jonathan will give Nigerians stable electricity before he leaves office.

Maku gave the assurance at the NNPC Depot, Osisioma, near Aba, Abia, during the Good Governance tour of projects in Abia on Friday.

He said that the Federal Government was building 10 new power plants across the country.

The minister, who described Aba as one of the industrial centres in Nigeria, noted that electricity had been the major problem of the commercial city.

Maku said that the Port-Harcourt- Aba- Maiduguri railway would soon be restored, adding that the contract for the Enugu-Port-Harcourt expressway would be re- awarded.

The Deputy Governor of Abia, Mr Emeka Ananaba, commended the Federal Government for the partnership with the state to develop the area.

He said that peace and security was thriving in the state because the Federal Government supported the state with adequate manpower.

NAN reported that the team visited Geometric Independent Power plant at Osisioma, Power station at Alaoji and some roads in Aba metropolis. (NAN)

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