The Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP) focus Labs set up by the Federal Government is expected to boost power generation in Aba and other parts of the country. Geometeric Power Limited, a major player in the nation’s power sector and a host of other participants attended the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP) focus lab sessions which took place in Abuja this year.
Geometrics Power Limited is the company handling the Integrated Power Project (IPP) in Aba, Abia State, which covers nine local government areas in what is referred to as the “Aba Ring Fence”. A protracted misunderstanding saw the company pitched against the Enugu Distribution Company (Enugu Disco) over the project ownership, in the wake of the privatization of the Power Holdings Company of Nigeria, which left the project suffering lack of attention, with many imported components of the project lying waste for over five years.
By its participation in the ERGP focus labs, the company was afforded an opportunity to meet key decision makers in government and experts who offered the level of assistance and resolution to the seemingly unending challenges it was facing. The same challenges it never could have imagined were possible for resolution, least of all on the spot, given the history of bureaucratic bottlenecks that hamper projects implementation in the country.
The focus lab thus provided unfettered access to key decision makers, including concerned Ministers, heads of Parastatals, key officials, as well as representatives of the Bureau of Public of Enterprise (BPE), Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), Budget Office, Customs and other agencies required to progress the project.
Source: The Nation