The state government says its effort to boost the power sector through supply of gas to the Ibom Power Company in Ikot Abasi is yielding positive results.
This, according to the government, can be seen in the twenty four hour power generation and supply by the Ibom Power Company to the people of Akwa Ibom and the National grid.
The Special Assistant to the Governor on Research and Documentation, Mr. Emmanuel Nicholas stated this when he visited the Ibom Power Plant to assess the extent of development in the plant.
Mr. Nicholas said the visit to the facility was on the directives of the state Governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel who he is passionate about industrializing the state and ensuring that the Ibom Power Company was living up to expectation of providing power to the industries and the people.
The Governor’s Aide noted that the primary effectiveness of Governor Emmanuel’s industrialization agenda was anchored on provision of power to drive the industries, adding that so far, government has successfully secured expansion license for the company to enable it hit the target of producing seven hundred mega watt of power in its second phase.
The Managing Director, Ibom Power Company, Dr. Victor Udo who took the Governor’s Aide round the facility, said the Company was on twenty hour power production and fulfilling Governor Udom Emmanuel’s mandate of making Akwa Ibom a power generating and exporting hub in the region.
He blamed the few cases of power fluctuation to the distribution companies whose responsibility it is to ensure proper distribution of power to the end users, and manage load growth.
Dr. Udo appealed for prompt payment of electricity bills by end users to enable the distribution companies remit their debts to the appropriate sources.