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20 Years After, Tinubu Flags Off $800m Geometric Power Plant

The President of Nigeria, Bola Tinubu yesterday launched the Geometric Power Plant in Aba, 20 years after the project was initiated by a former Minister of Power, Barth Nnaji.

The Eastern Updates reports that Tinubu also inaugurated three roads rehabilitated by the Abia State Governor, Alex Otti, in Omoba, Jubilee, and Queens Street, all in Aba.

Speaking after launching the Geometric Power Plant, Tinubu, who was represented by Vice President Kashim Shettima, noted that “this project bears testimony to the power of dreams,” adding “today in Abia, we saw the testimony of good leadership”.

Otti added that the initiative was the outcome of having the ability to dream, stating that Aba’s power project has made the city accessible to both domestic and foreign companies.

The governor urged Geometric not to abuse their monopoly by forcibly taking advantage of their customers through extortion.

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In his speech, the Minister of Power, Chief Adebayo Adelebu, said, “The Integrated Aba Power Project is a sign that the long-time power problem in Nigeria will be resolved, calling on the Aba people to secure the project.

The minister disclosed, “An end is coming to estimated billing. There will not be estimated bills any longer, as consumers will now know what he is paying for”.

In his opening address, the proprietor of Geometric Power, Nnaji described the project as “a child of necessity”, having taken him 20 years to realise.

While thanking those who assisted in the realisation of the project, Nnaji stated that the project cost him $800 million, and pleaded with the Federal Government to help with a reliable gas supply.

Earlier, Tinubu said the presidency is proud of the Abia State governor “for his developmental strides” in the state.

“Within the last nine months, people of Abia State have witnessed a change in their fortunes. Abia is working, we are quite proud of the accomplishments of Alex Otti. He has brought to bear his wealth of experience, intellect, and exposure to the development of Abia State,” he said.

The president emphasised that quality leadership is very crucial to the development of the society, appreciating Otti for his humility and the developments he is bringing to Abia.

Responding, the Abia helmsman said the roads being commissioned were strategic and built to last.

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