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24-Hour Power Supply: Solduo Signs MoU With EEDC

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The Governor of Anambra State, Chukwuma Soludo on Friday signed a Memorandum Of Understanding (MoU), with the Enugu State Electricity Company (EEDC), for the development of mechanisms to ensure steady power supply across the state.

The Eastern Updates reports that the MoU signing ceremony between both parties was performed at the EXCO Chambers, Government House, Awka, the state capital.

While Governor Chukwuma Soludo and the Commissioner for Public Utilities, Engineer Julius Emeka signed on behalf of the state government, the Chief Executive Officer of EEDC, Emeka Offor signed on behalf of his organisation.

According to the agreement, the Anambra State government will be in charge of developing a thorough, integrated energy resource plan for the state, which will include important information on fuel sources, current and future load/demand, potential locations for load-serving entities within the state, among other responsibilities.

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The EEDC will procure all regulatory approvals for enabling private sector investors and other stakeholders to participate in the development of the electricity supply chain in Anambra State, among others.

Speaking on the partnership, Governor Soludo expressed optimism that the partnership will translate into positive changes in the lives of the Anambra people, saying that it is healthy in the journey to a prosperous smart megacity.

The Governor hinted that he had always underscored the importance of power in development and pointed out that the MOU signing is a consummation of a long-standing relationship and partnership with EEDC.

Governor Soludo who expressed great commitment to the project, called on Anambra citizens abroad, especially the wealthy, to bring at least, twenty-five percent of their non-land asset home and contribute at least five percent of tax.

The Chief Executive Officer of EEDC described the day as crucial for him as an indigene of the state and commended the zeal and cooperation of the Governor and his administration.

He expressed optimism that with the commencement of the implementation of the project within the next eighteen months, major cities in Anambra will begin to get at least, 18 hours of power supply.

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