Imo governor, Ihedioha, to restore electricity in Ideato

…assures on economic recovery

By Valentine Amanze

The Imo State Governor, Emeka Ihedioha, has assured the people of Ideato that he would restore electricity in their two local government areas - Ideato South and Ideato North.
Recall that the two local government areas, which incidentally the home of the former governor, Rochas Okorocha, have no electricity in the past eight years.
But Governor Ihedioha gave them hope during his visit to Ideato South Local Government Area on Tuesday, July 2, 2019, to inspect the ongoing 2 x 60 MVA - 132 x 33 KV electricity power station in the Isiekenesi/Dikenafai area of the local government.
At the project site, the governor restated his commitment towards achieving improved public power supply to fast-tracking the economic recovery of the state.
Ihedioha, who was impressed with the renewed progress of work, sympathized with the people over lack of public power supply and promised to address it.
He directed the Commissioner of Police, Rabiu Ladodo, and other security chiefs to ensure adequate security of the site.
He also implored the people of Ideato South to cooperate with the law enforcement agencies and the workers to guarantee the security of the materials and equipment for the installation of the power station.
While calling on the Council chairman, traditional rulers and leaders of the area to ensure that appropriate attention is paid towards improving the condition of the roads leading to the project site, the governor reiterated his commitment toward restoring joy and happiness in the area.
Responding, the Site Engineer, Ola Bashiru, assured the governor that the installation would be completed by December 2019, stressing that the equipment for the project have arrived the Lagos port and will be transported to the site soon.
The Interim Management Committee Chairman of Ideato South, Chief Iheanyi Ekwueme, and the member representing Ideato South State Constituency in the State Assembly, Johnson Duru, in their separate responses, commended Governor Ihedioha for his visit to the area, adding, that it underscores his passion for the rebuilding of the state. They pledged the support and cooperation of the people of the area towards actualizing his vision for the state.

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