Bayelsa power projects commissioned

The Niger Delta Development Commission has commissioned two rural electrification projects in the Bayelsa State in line with government’s transformation agenda.

The projects are in Otuabula and Sagbama.

NDCC Acting Managing Director, Dr Christy Atako, said the move complemented President Goodluck Jonathan’s transformation agenda, which places electrification as a priority.

“What we are doing now is bringing development to you, with electrification, there will be a lot of economic activities, electricity is key to any form of development”.

She said the Federal Government was eager to turn the fortunes of the Niger Delta region around with a view to making it one of the world’s most developed regions.

“The President is committed to providing conducive environment in our communities. He wants to modernize the Niger Delta.”

She urged the communities to guard the projects against vandalisation.

“As we handover these projects to you, they will no longer be NDDC projects, we want you to take ownership of them and protect them.”

The Otuabula project comprises 333kv overhead transmission line, low tension distribution network as well as installation of two 300kva
33/0.415 transformers with fencing and chipping bedding while the Sagbama projects consists of a solar-powered street light with 129 numbers galvanized poles with battery box and photo cell charge regulators.