Delta State Government has approved the establishment of a 2.5MVA Independent Power Plant (IPP) to power a number of critical government establishments in Ika North East Local Government Area of the state.

The Commissioner for Information, Mr. Charles Aniagwu disclosed this while briefing journalists on some of the decisions made on Thursday at the State Executive Council (Exco) meeting presided over by Governor Ifeanyi Okowa at the Exco Chambers, Government House, Asaba.

Aniagwu said the Independent Power Plant would generate 2.5 mega watts of electricity upon its completion, stressing that it would provide energy to state government’s critical establishments in the area.

According to him, the state government was taking leave from the benefits it had derived from the construction of the IPP in Asaba to also ensure that it continued along that trajectory.

The Commissioner stated that the amendment to the Constitution which now guaranteed full liberalization of the power sector was a major breakthrough as the states could now generate, transmit and off course, distribute electricity.

“The beauty of it all is that the amendment to the constitution now guarantees full liberalisation of that power sector unlike before when the federal government was holding on to transmission.

He revealed that the state Exco also approved the procurement and installation of medical equipment for 20 General Hospitals across the state, adding that the approval was to boast the delivery of healthcare to Deltans and residents of the state.

While adding that approval for the construction of 2.3km road in Obiaruku as well as internal roads in Torugbene in Burutu Local Government Area of the state was given, he noted that the appointment of Simpson Sapele Obruche II, had also been approved as the Odion-Orode of Uwheru kingdom in Ughelli North.

The Commissioner said a valedictory session of the state Exco would be held at the Exco Chambers, Government House, Asaba, on Friday, May 26.

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