The Minister of Power, Engr. Sale Mamman, has said the 132, 33 kilovolts (KV) Kabba Transmission substation in Kogi State would be ready by December 2020 to improve electricity transmission and distribution in the environ for 19,200 homes.

In a post on Sunday, the minister said the project which commenced in 2017 was financed under the Nigeria Electricity and Gas Improvement Project (NEGIP) with the funding ending in 2018.

“The financing is now being covered under Nigeria Electricity Transmission Project (NETAP) with completion slated for December 2020.”

The post said gantries and support structures have been erected, while equipment erection was ongoing after which termination and energising of the substation are expected.

“When completed, it is expected to supply electricity to 19,200 homes within Kabba and Environs.”

The NEGIP was a World Bank funded programme that was implemented and supervised by the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), while the NETAP is being financed by the federal government and the World Bank)

The current Kabba substation project is being implemented and supervised by TCN, a power utility firm under the Federal Ministry of Power.

 

Source: Daily Trust

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