Reps To Probe Abandoned Power Project

The House of Representatives yesterday mandated its Committee on Power to investigate the abandoned Omotosho-Epe-Ajah 135 Km, 330 KV Double Circuit Transmission Line project in Epe, Lagos.

The resolution followed the passage of a motion by a member, Wale Raji.

According to  the lawmaker, the contract was reportedly awarded by the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) in December 2010, through its 10 GW grid expansion plan to KEC Construction Company Ltd for $24,650,255.24 and a naira component of N1, 627,303,799.79. It was abandoned at only 27 per cent completion.

“The overloaded and overstretched 33KV line from Egbin Terminal substation is the only source of electricity supply to Epe and its environs.

“The erratic power supply in Epe and its environs has negatively affected the socio-economic life of the people as local industries and businesses have shut down or resorted to generators,” he said.

The House urged the Ikeja Distribution Company to restore electricity to Epe, pending the completion of the project.



Source: The Nation Nigeria

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