By Michael Eboh
The new Management of Niger Delta Power Holding Company Limited (NDPHC) has stated its determination to complete all on-going projects being undertaken by the Company.
Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of the company, Mr. Chiedu Ugbo, who stated this in Abuja also debunked the rumour that NDPHC projects have been suspended due to an alleged plan by government to change the name of the company.
“I want to state categorically that all our projects are ongoing. There is no plan by the new Management to change the name of the Company neither has the Government ordered us to do so” he stated.
According to him, the new management is determined to complete all on-going projects and have been working with the contractors and other stakeholders to ensure that projects are delivered as soon as possible.
A statement issued by the General Manager Communication & Public Relations of the Company, Mr. Yakubu Lawal, quoted the Managing Director as saying “As recent as September 14, we had a full day meeting with the Oronta Community of Abia State to resolve the lingering Right of Way dispute which had hindered the completion of our 330KV Transmission Line passing through that Community.”
The statement added that the dispute is now resolved and the parties involved have signed terms of settlement. It also said all other projects are going on unhindered.
Chiedu on assumption of office in June had visited Gbarain Power Station in Bayelsa State to resolve gas issues affecting performance of the company.
Last week also he led the Management team to Ikot Ekpene in Akwa Ibom State to assess the issues affecting wheeling power through the transmission station which will transport over 2500MW of electricity from the power station located in the Eastern/South South regions of the country to the National Grid.
Chiedu had also met with the Executive Governor of Enugu State, His Excellency Rt. Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi to solicit his support in resolving community issues in the state as well as reaching out to his counterparts in the Eastern parts of the country to help NDPHC resolve all community issues in their respective state in order to pave way for contractors to complete their projects