Udom Emmanuel, Governor of Akwa Ibom state, has charged the federal government to put in place the necessary infrastructure that would ensure the distribution of electricity throughout the country. Speaking when he received Babatunde Fashola, minister of power, works and housing, in Uyo, capital of the state, Emmanuel emphasised the importance of electricity.
He also expressed delight that the federal government was working modalities for reimbursing funds, which states expended on federal assets.
Emmanuel said his administration would use the funds in the development of state infrastructure. The governor also said the Ibom Independent Power Plant in the state had generated enough power, but is awaiting evacuation by the distribution companies.
On his part, Fashola said his visit to the state was aimed at working out ways for the completion of the power distribution substation at Ikot Ekpene and Itu local government areas. He said the power sector had been repositioned to enhance steady supply of electricity in the country.
Source: The Cable