A communiqué issued by operators in the power sector at the end of their 16th monthly meeting hosted by the Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC) in Enugu said the Azura 450 MW power plant was on course and expected to be completed by the first quarter of 2018, The Nation reports.

According to the communiqué, 160,000 households are expected to benefit from a more stable, effective and efficient power sector delivered by the commissioning of the power plant. It also revealed that NDPHC had made considerable progress on the Okija Distribution sub-station as a transformer was being installed in Okija town. It also said that progress was being made on the Alaoji to Onitsha transmission sub-station.

According to the communiqué, NDPHC announced that projects to supply power to the Omotosho community are expected to be completed by the third quarter of 2017. It also announced that TCN had made progress in grid improvement, as compensation payments for Makeri – Pankshin line had been completed, adding that the project would be completed in the fourth quarter of 2017. TCN also revealed that Gombe injection sub-station was completed on May18, while work at Ikeja West injection sub-station was in progress.