BREAKING NEWS: AEDC, Niger State Govt partner on ‘Light Up Niger’ project to improve electricity supply

AEDC, Niger State Govt partner on ‘Light Up Niger’ project to improve electricity supply

AEDC, Niger State Govt on ‘Light Up Niger' project to improve supply

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The Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) and the Niger State have come up with an initiative that will improve electricity supply to residents of Niger State.

The initiative code name “Light Up Niger 2024” would be a collaboration between the State government and the AEDC to ensure a steady power supply to Nigerlites.

This was brought to the fore when Governor Mohammed Umaru Bago received the AEDC delegation led by its Chief Operations Officer, Eng. Chijioke Okwuokenye at the Government , Minna.

Governor Bago described the initiative as a welcome development because Niger State is host to four hydro dams and the dams contribute about 60% electricity in .

He said power supply is key to development especially as the State is moving into an industrialization and processing zone, and expressed optimism that the “Light Up Niger” project will also proffer solution to the metering challenge.

Governor Bago disclosed that the Electricity Act has been domesticated in the State following the establishment of the Niger State Electricity Regulatory Commission.

He further confirmed that the necessary paperwork for the Regulatory Commission will soon be completed so that the State can start generating and distributing its own power.

The CEO of AEDC, Eng. Okwuokenye explained that the “Light Up Niger” project will pave way for greater things to come as the scope is to come up with the best measures that will improve and sustain electricity supply to Niger State.

Okwuokenyee commended the support of the Bago-led administration through the supply of transformers to communities, saying the private sector needs such support for survival. He assured that AEDC is willing to continue to partner with the government for the desired .

Recently, the state government described as unacceptable the continuous erratic and epileptic power supply in the State. The situation improved immediately and has led to the “Light Up Niger” initiative.

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