This is a joint project of the Federal, State and Local Government under the direct supervision of the Niger-Delta Power Holding Company Limited.
While commissioning the project which is expected to ensure steady supply to Awka and environs, Governor Obi emphasized that the project will help the entrepreneurial spirit of the Anambra people to be motivated, and consequently help industrial activities to thrive in the state.
He also expressed gratitude to President Goodluck Jonathan for his commitment to bringing about transformation in the power sector.
Also briefing the audience at the event, the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the company, Mr. James Olowu not only assured of the usage of the best equipment in the project, he also commended the Anambra State Government for having invested a lot in the project.
The Managing Director then took the Governor round the facility, through the control room that has 33KVA Panels which is the power house of the substation.
In a similar development, Governor Peter Obi has also handed over to 58 directors in the Anambra State Civil Service, cars for their daily operation and running of their different departments.
The directors described the gesture as unprecedented and that it has rekindled in them the hope that they are part and parcel of the present administration.
The keys to the vehicles were handed over to the Anambra State Head of Civil Service, Mr. Chidi Ezeoke.