BY OUR CORRESPONDENT
Deputy president of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, yesterday said the federal government was committed to ending the estimated billing syndrome in the nation’s power sector.
He spoke at the ground breaking ceremony of the Power Sub-Station in Orogun, Ughellli North Local Government Area of Delta.
The project is being constructed by the Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC) and National Integrated Power Power Project (NIPP).
He said the federal government was committed to addressing energy poverty in the country through mass metering.
The senator representing Delta Central Senatorial District at the National Assembly said the establishment of the power sub-station was one of the several initiatives of President Buhari’s administration to make electricity available to Nigerians.
He described energy as the backbone for the social and economic development of any nation as well as an enabler for industrial and improved healthcare delivering.
The senator said that establishment of the power sub-station would promote research and development in the recently approved Federal Polytechnic in Orogun.
Mr Chiedu Ugbo, the managing director, Nuge Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC), said the power station would help regulate the power voltage.
The president-general of Orogun Kingdom, Mr Benson Idakara, represented by Mr Godspower Odenema, thanked the federal government for the initiative. (NAN)