Abia State Governor, Dr. Alex Otti has provided insight on the real circumstances surrounding the recently commissioned Geometric Power Project in Aba which is said to have capacity to power up to nine local government areas.

Aba residents have repeatedly said despite the commissioning of the project, there has not been improvement in the quality of power supply they get.

The governor in an interaction with journalists in Umuahia on Monday however said the process of generating, transmitting and distributing power is long and requires patience.

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According to the governor, before the distribution of the generated megawatts, there should be a process of mapping which he said takes time.

The governor said there is about 15MW on the first turbine from zero megawatts, saying it will be fed into the grid before the end of March.


“If Geometric is able to feed 15MW into the island, don’t forget that we are coming from sometimes zero, five, or ten.

“I remember we were putting pressure on the Niger Delta Power Holding to at least give us 20MW for Aba and it was difficult. So it requires a little bit of patience.

“I am told also that people around Umuide and co have been enjoying constant power supply, so it’s not everywhere.

“As the capacity improves, they must sell the power, if they don’t sell the power, it’s useless to them and they can’t money”, he said.

The governor further explained that some Aba residents started enjoying the first 7MW in the first turbine from the inception of the project, urging those who are yet to have constant power supply to supply a little patience.

He said all mapped area on the island will soon start enjoying stable power supply like some others around Osisioma.



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