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Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC) works to light up local communities

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The Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC) has begun working on a new 15-kilometer 33kV line to bring back power supply to a community in Nigeria that has gone without electricity for a decade.

The 33kV line from Ile-Ife transmission station to Olode-Garage will restore electricity to Ifetedo/Garage-Olode, Ife South Local Government Area of Osun State.

At the official start of the project, IfeOluwa Oyedele, the executive director for networks at NDPHC, said the distribution intervention project will include the rehabilitation of the Ifetedo/Garage-Olode 33kV power line.

He explained that the project would see the dualization of 3km of 33kVA line from Mayfair roundabout to Modakeke, including eight 300kVA and eight 500kVA distribution transformers that will be supplied and installed in the community.

Oyedele also described the launch of the project construction as a memorable one.

In his words, it marked “the commencement of the construction of a project that is conceived and will be implemented to improve lives and economic activities in Garage-Olode Town in Osun State.”

Oyedele thanked the Governor of Osun State, Adegboyega Oyetola, for pushing hard for the project.

He disclosed that following the intervention of the Governor, “NDPHC, in keeping with the mandate to improve electricity infrastructure in Nigeria visited Olode-Garage Community for location inspection and discovered that the community electricity supply is being fed from old Akure Transmission Station, which has been dilapidated for a very long time.”

In scoping this project, he said, “We engaged with IBEDC (Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company) and we have been assured that the intervention of NDPHC in the improvement of electricity infrastructure in this community will align with their proposed infrastructure upgrade in the community and the entire state.”

A positive impact will be seen in the improved living conditions of the people in the communities, not to mention the socio-economic activities, commerce and industry, and general wellbeing of locals.

Governor Oyetola also commended NDPHC for executing the project. He noted that the power supply will see the end of an unpalatable decade of a power outage as presently experienced in Ife South West LCDA.

He said the power intervention efforts will also help to power towns and villages such as Iyanfoworogi, Aye Coker, Aye-Oba, Wanikin Eleja, Egbejoda, Idi Obi, and Ali Ahanran in this first phase.

Upon completion, the project will cover the entire Ife South Local Government and the LCDA.

At the end of the power project, people in these communities will no doubt heave a great sigh of relief.