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  • Updated: March 02, 2023

Ekiti Transmission Projects: Excitement Over N39.6bn Approved By FEC

Ekiti Transmission Projects: Excitement Over N39.6bn Approve

The indigenes of Ekiti State, Nigeria are in a happy mood as they salivate over renewed hopes for improvements in electricity transmission projects as recently approved by FEC. 

The Federal Executive Council on Wednesday in Abuja approved N39.6bn for various contracts for transmission lines in the ministry of power.

The Minister of Power, Abubakar Aliyu, who briefed State House Correspondents at the end of the meeting chaired by Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, said the N39.6bn contract comprised of offshore and onshore components of $53m and N15.6bn respectively.

“I presented three memos to the council today and I got approval for the three memos.

“The first memo sought the council’s approval for the procurement of transmission line materials for reconductoring works for the Transmission Company of Nigeria in favour of Messrs Legacy Power in the sum of $6m; that’s the offshore value.

“The component for the onshore is N145m inclusive of all the taxes and 12 months of completion.”

He said the second memo sought the council’s approval for the award of a contract for the construction of a 15km turn in-turn outline of the existing Akure-Ado-Ekiti 132KV single-circuit transmission line at Akure 330KV, 132KV, 33KV sub-stations.

The contract, he explained, was in favour of Messrs Legacy Power Limited in the sum of $2.5m as the offshore component and N988.5m as the onshore component.

According to Aliyu, the Akure sub-station which was completed in 2021 was a 330KV sub-station that the FG could not energize due to lack of line.

“The line is supposed to come from Benin which is a new line under construction.

“The line is coming from Benin North to Oshogbo which will pass and energize the Akure sub-station.

“So, this project is a 132KV line from the Akure sub-station going to Akure-Ado-Ekiti which is simultaneously going on with the Benin North-Akure line.

“By the time we are able to energize the Akure line, this project would have been completed so that the whole area will have no problem with electricity.

“This project will be completed in 12 months and was also approved by the council.”

Aliyu said the third memo the council considered from the power ministry featured five projects which were to design, supply and install 132KV sub-station and transmission lines across different locations in the country for the TCN.

“The contract is in favour of several contractors in the total $53m; this is offshore; then the onshore is N15.6bn. 

“The projects are all similar—design, supply, and install 2 by 60MVA 132 33kV transmission sub-station across the country as I stated earlier."

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