The Federal Government has restated its commitment to increase the wheeling capacity of the electricity grid to 25,000 by 2025.
In a statement made available to journalists, Jedy-Agba said the project is a construction of 2 x 30/40MVA, 123/33kv Substation with six feeders, which is projected to be completed in 18 months.
Although Nigeria has about 13,000MW generation capacity, bottlenecks, especially on transmission networks have hindered dispatch to homes and industries as less than 5,000MW is transmitted and distributed.
Jeddy-Agba stated that the new projects were to strengthen the national grid, improve service delivery and increase capacity to supply power.
According to him, upon project completion, it will strengthen the grid and increase its wheeling capacity to 25,000MW by 2025.
The Executive Governor of Akwa Ibom state, Emmanuel Udom, represented by the Hon. Commissioner of Power and Petroleum, Dr. James John Etim, expressed satisfaction with the project.
Earlier, Senator Ita Enang, and the paramount chief of Ididep Ibiono, (Dr.) Ime Udo Usoro, during their remarks, appreciated, President Muhammadu Buhari, the Ministers and Management of the Ministry of Power, the community heads, and the people of Akwa Ibom State for their cooperation.
He stated that he is interested in projects that influence the lives of people and promised to work with the state government to ensure the successful completion of the project.