Following last week’s cheering news of the imminent commencement of phase two of the independent power project and its step down in Okpai, Ndokwa East local government area of delta state, deputy speaker, delta state house of assembly, Rt. Hon. Friday Ossai Osanebi yesterday in Okpai confirmed the site for the quick take of of the project, that would amongst other things ensure constant power supply for Ndokwa nation.
Osanebi thanking the state governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa for matching words with action, confirmed to news men, that through the instrumentality of his excellency the governor, the land required for the step down has been graciously approved and allocated and almost all things are ready for the smooth take off of the people friendly project.
The deputy speaker also thanked the Managing Directors of the Nigerian Agip Oil company ( NAOC), Transmission Company of Nigeria ( TCN) and other major stakeholders including Okpai community, youths and the entire people of Ndokwa nation, anticipating full cooperation and prayers for smooth and speedy completion of the project.
“I want to thank His Excellency, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa for his magnanimity and assurances.
“As we have confirmed now, the land is ready and to the glory of God, the 430 megawatts step down by Agip will not only benefit the Okpai people, but Ndokwa nation and Delta state at large”. Ossai Osanebi affirmed.
Unveiling some of the benefits of the project to the people, Osanebi noted that the project will make more jobs available to the youths and that there would be two 132 KVA sub-stations being designed by the Transmission Company Of Nigeria [TCN] in Okpai and Kwale to serve the communities as part of the project, saying that the cooperation of every one is expected.