Hon. Nnamdi Ezechi, representing the Ndokwa/Ukwuani federal constituency in the House of Representatives, expressed apprehension regarding neglected electricity projects within his jurisdiction. These concerns were raised during a budget defense session with the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), headed by Engr Sule Ahmed Abdulaziz,leadership reports.
Ezechi specifically pointed out the 132kv Kwale-Okpai transmission line and its substations, questioning TCN about the apparent abandonment of the project and the lack of efforts to remobilize the contractor to the site. He criticized the agency for offering excuses instead of taking decisive actions to bring the project to a conclusion.
Furthermore, Ezechi emphasized the substantial contributions of the Ndokwa/Ukwuani federal constituency, particularly the 960 megawatts Okpai Independent Power Plant, to the national economy and the power sector. He highlighted the constituency’s hosting of over seven multinational Oil and Gas companies and having the largest gas reserve in sub-Saharan Africa.
In response, TCN’s Managing Director, Engr Sule Ahmed Abdulaziz, refuted the claims, attributing project delays to insufficient funding. He assured that the funding issue would be addressed to facilitate the timely completion of the projects.