Twenty years after the last 132/33kV transmission substation was constructed in Akwa Ibom state, a brand new 132/33kV, 2 x 60mva transmission substation at Ekim in Mkpat Enin Local Government Area will be commissioned by the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo on Saturday 21st September 2019 as part of the activities to commemorate the 32nd anniversary of Akwa Ibom state.
Senior Special Assistant (SSA) on Power to Governor Udom Emmanuel and Managing Director of Ibom Power Company Limited, Engr. Meyen Etukudo disclosed this during a facility tour to the substation recently.
Engr. Etukudo said, “From this Saturday when the substation will commence full operation, as long as Ibom power plant is generating, there will be 24hrs power at this substation”.
“If there is no power supply in the surrounding communities, it is not the fault of Ibom power or the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) rather Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company (PHEDC) should be held responsible,” he said.
The Chairman of Ibom Power Company Limited, Engr. Etido Inyang appealed to PHEDC to ensure that the power made available at Ekim substation is distributed to the people.
“We are asking PHEDC for their cooperation. Akwa Ibom State Government in collaboration with TCN has built this substation to make power available in the state, let not this power stop at Ekim power substation, let it be taken to the people” the Chairman urged.