By Chinenye Nwogu
Abia State Government in partnership with Rural Electrification Agency of the Federal Government is implementing an independent gas fired power supply project to major markets in Abia State beginning with the Ariaria International Market and it’s environs.
The project is one of the fruits of Governor Ikpeazu’s economic diplomatic engagements with the office of the Vice president. Prof Yemi Osinbajo SAN GCON after the maiden edition of the Nationwide MSME Clinic which debuted in Abia and subsequent visit to the Villa by the Governor and the leadership of Aba Business Community promised to support the efforts of Governor Ikpeazu to drive massive industrial and economic growth in Abia State particularly Aba, being the MSME hub of the country.
It was in the meeting that the deal was struck that the state Governemnt will work with the agency in charge of rural electrification to power centres of production in Aba starting with the Ariaria International Market.
This was followed up with a visit by the team from REA led by the MD Mrs Damilola Ogunbiyi to the Governor and Ariaria with the engineering company Total Energy Ltd. The State Governemnt has severally engaged the leadership of the market and relevant stakeholders to ensure successful implementation of the project.
It will be recalled that during his last visit to Abia State, the Vice President Prof Yemi Osinbajo inspected the extent of work at the site witnessing the pilot phase that has provided about 1000 shops with uninterrupted power supply for over 10 months.
On a regularly basis the Governor has continued to engage with REA, market leadership and other relevant stakeholders to deliver the project.
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