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NDDC Connects Sub-Station to Power 5 LGAs in Ondo.

– Undertakes Distribution Network Rehab

The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has confirmed that it has completed and connected the 132/33kv electricity sub-station it built at Ode-Erinje in Okitipupa Local Government Area of Ondo State to the national grid.

Speaking during an inspection of the project, NDDC’s Executive Director,Projects, Sir Victor Antai, described the power station as a legacy project that would boost economic activities in Ondo State and improve the living standards of the benefitting communities.
Antai, stressed that the NDDC was committed to providing electricity to oil-producing communities in Ondo South Senatorial District that had been without electricity for the past 15 years, stating that the sub-station would be inaugurated this month.

He declared: “The power sub-station is a legacy project which is in line with the directive of our Managing Director/CEO, Dr. Samuel Ogbuku, to see to the completion and commissioning of legacy projects that will make meaningful impact on the lives of our people.

“The MD/CEO has also directed that we replicate this legacy project across all states in the Niger Delta and we thank the President Bola Ahmed Tinubu for giving the NDDC a performing Governing Board that has the interest of the people at heart.”

Antai stated that the power sub-station would provide electricity to over 2,000 communities across five local government areas within the oil-producing region of Ondo State, significantly impacting lives by ending decades of darkness.

The Executive Director, Projects noted that the NDDC had awarded a contract for the total rehabilitation of the distribution network because it was eager to hook up the power lines to the injection sub-station and enable the benefiting communities to enjoy electricity from the national grid.

Speaking further on the project, Engr. Benson Obayelu, who spoke for the contracting firm, said that the scope of the power project covered the evacuation of light from Omotosho with a step down at Ode-Erinje, Okitipupa, through a 132KV double circuit transmission line with two 30/40MVA transformers.

According to him, “the transmission lines run through Ireje with 145 electricity towers that are standing on concrete foundations.”
He said that the scope covers the evacuation of light from Omotosho with a step down at Ireje through a 132KV double circuit line with two 30/40MVA transformers at Okitipupa.

In his remarks, the Acting National Chairman of the Traditional Rulers of Oil Mineral Producing Communities of Nigeria, TROMPCON, Dr. Obafemi Ogbaro, said that in Ondo South Senatorial District, nothing mattered more than being connected to the national grid of the country, lamenting that his people had been in darkness for many years.

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