power line transmissionThe Integrated Energy Distribution and Marketing Ltd., the new investors for Yola Electricity Company, will spend N14 billion to reposition the company for better service delivery.

Managing Director of the electricity company, Mr Jules Allantara, made this known when he briefed newsmen in Yola yesterday.

Allantara assured consumers in Adamawa, Borno, Taraba and Yobe states of stable power supply.

“We have the obligation to train officials of the company not only in technical matters, but also in management. We will invest in electricity network to ensure stable power for customers in the four states of Yobe, Adamawa, Borno and Taraba,” Allantara said.

The Federal Government on Nov. 1, handed over the company to Integrated Energy in its efforts to reform the nation’s power sector.

The company requires 193.6 megawatts daily to service the power requirement of customers in the area.

The former Chief Executive of the company, Mr Mohammed Roro, who handed over to Allantara, said the company in the past couple of months received only between 59 megawats and 70 megawats daily.

Meanwhile, 96 out of the over 1, 000 staff of the defunct PHCN have been engaged by the new management.


Information from Daily Trust was used in this report.