NLNG Corporate Teamwork banner First bank FinTech summit Fidelity bank card banner Emerald Energy Institute Camano banner

Okowa performs ground-breaking for 400MW Power Plant

By News Express on 20/04/2018

Gmail icon

Views: 918

 Delta State Governor, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, on Thursday performed the ground-breaking ceremony for a 400MW combined cycle power plant, expressing joy that Delta State has become hub for investors in the gas sector.

The Governor, who performed the ground-breaking ceremony at Ekrokpe/Ekrejegbe, Ughelli South Local Government Area, said: “We are glad as a state that we will be a hub for power generation because of the peaceful nature of our state and huge deposit of gas.”

“The Nigerian government has continued in her struggle to provide energy for development and for home services in our country but, we know we are faced with challenges and with the private sector  becoming more interested in generating energy, there is great hope that the energy need of this country would be catered for in the nearest future,” he said.

Okowa expressed excitement for performing the ceremony, noting that with the increase in the number of energy generating companies, it was important for the distribution companies to see that Nigerians are satisfied.

He urged the host communities to maintain their peaceful dispositions and urged them not to demand so much from the company while asking the company, Onose TBEA Energy Limited, to meet with its social corporate responsibilities, and ensure that youths from the area are engaged in the construction work of the plant and are also, employed when the company commences its operations.

Chairman of Onose Tbea, General Alexander Ogomudia (rtd.), had in an address, said: “Without power we will be wasting our time in terms of development.”

He stated that though the company was commencing operations by generating 400 MW of electricity, the target is to contribute 2000 MW of electricity to the national grid while the Managing Director of the company, Mr Jim Elueni in an address to welcome dignitaries, said, “the Governor of Delta State, Senator Okowa, in appreciating the importance of this project to his state, has wasted no time in granting us all approvals that arrived at his desk in the pursuit of this laudable project.”

•Photo by Jibunor Samuel shows Governor Okowa and other dignitaries at the Ground Breaking Ceremony of 400MW Combined Cycle Power Plant, at Ekrokpe/Ekrejegbe, Ughelli South, Delta State.

Source News Express

Posted 20/04/2018 12:01:10 PM





You may also like...
Emefiele’s silent revolution at the CBN

Ethiopian Airlines identifies cause of aborted crash of...

No Short Time for my guonguoro

Son, in-law of President who has killed 3,800...

Star athlete arrested for stealing car at Winter...

Mother, child killed in Festac (Lagos) bank robbery...

R-APC raises the alarm over alleged plot to...

How we kill, burn houses: Fulani killer herdsmen...

Kogi Governor replies INEC, says ghost might have...

Armed man arrested on way to church to...

Ghana rebases economy

Boko Haram loses gun truck in troops’ ambush...


Latest News Breaking: Chaos as Hong Kong's 'state of the union' is disrupted Minimum wage: FG, Labour shift ground Community sues Anambra Government, others for N5bn damages over land trespass Gunmen kill man, abduct 2 children in Kwali-FCT NIWA unmasks sea robbers’ hide-out in Lagos Buhari orders crackdown on inhuman Islamic schools Why FG stopped states from rehabilitating roads – Fayemi Sanwo-Olu re-orders Ambode’s 2019 Budget, seeks N250bn loan Minimum Wage: House of Reps moves to resolve Labour, FG impasse Court remands 3 in prison for impersonating EFCC, ICPC officials Cruel mistress burns housemaids with hot iron for not flushing toilet Gov. Okowa appoints 11 permanent secretaries


Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (550,921 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (447,311 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (394,823 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (330,701 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (298,928 views) 10 cars more expensive than Jets (263,888 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (256,062 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (253,323 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (234,800 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (221,000 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (198,524 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (195,745 views)


CBN milk production

CBN banner advert

UBA Wise Savers Promo


Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (105) Business & Economy (4,491) Business Verdict (85) Columnists (1,127) Complaints & Requests (96) Enterprise & Opportunities (217) Entertainment (689) Features (829) Global Business Monitor (465) ICT Monitor (65) International (4,077) Interview (204) Live Commentary (30) Love Matters (174) Maggie's Blog (448) News (52,677) Opinion (1,394) Pidgin (17) Politics (11,571) Religion (1,110) Sports (2,194) Stock Watch (39) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update







APO Group Partner




GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member



Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera