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Resilient Outcomes Of Nnaji’s Efforts And Obi’s Relentless Pursuit Of Power For Production And Economic Growth



The Oasis Reporters


February 27, 2024






 

 

 

 

Stepping into the arena.. Peter Obi (right) with Governor Alex Otti of Abia state at Aba City.

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

There is no gain saying the fact that for an economy to buoyantly exploit all it’s potentials and unlock wealth for the people, the provision of electricity is of paramount interest.






Nigeria lacks it and it is a grievous slip that the country has not been able to look deeply enough to change what the current outcomes are. Unlike in much of East Africa where the provision of electricity is taken very seriously.


It is for this reason that former governor of Anambra state and the 2023 presidential candidate of Labour Party traveled to Egypt before the presidential campaigns to demonstrate how he can make a difference to the dire situation if he gets elected.


He didn’t win then, but his advocacy on the provision of electricity has not waned.




Hear him talk about his visit to Aba:

 

 

https://x.com/PeterObi/status/1762140355208651229?s=20




https://x.com/PeterObi/status/1762140355208651229?s=20



Today, I attended the Commissioning of the Geometric Power facility, Aba Integrated Power Project, in Osisioma Local Government Area of Abia State. The project is a landmark one that hopes to catalyze development in the commercial city of Aba and its environs.








I followed this project from the incubation stage about 20 years ago, as the then Chairman of one of the biggest commercial banks in Nigeria. I have followed its trajectory and I am delighted that, today, this huge vision, the Aba IPP has come to fruition.


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I can describe the project as a miracle, which happened due to the unwavering commitment of my very dear elder brother, the Former Minister of Power, Prof Barth Nnaji, and his team, whose resilience and drive for success pushed the project to success.








The Aba IPP is reported to be Nigeria’s largest and first independent and integrated power utility which when operated at full capacity, will address the electricity challenges of at least 9 out of 17 local governments in Abia State.








Power remains a critical tool of development, as it plays a very vital role in the growth of the Small and Medium Scale Enterprise sector which is the engine of growth in any nation. I am therefore convinced that the Aba IPP will contribute immeasurably to the growth and industrial productivity of Aba City and its environs and remains a significant step in our vision of moving our nation from the present state of consumption to the desirable state of production, especially in Aba that is developing as an industrial hub of the region.






Given the recent bold steps that Governor Otti has taken to re-energize Aba’s immense potential, the Geometric power plant will add impetus by providing much-needed power to Aba. With these kinds of facilities, I believe that our journey to New Nigeria is POssible. -PO

Greg Abolo

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