Governor Umaru Tanko Al—Makura of Nasarawa State has purchased two giant 60 MVA transformers aimed at boosting socio-economic activities across the state.
The governor who disclosed this during his visit to Akwanga power substation said the two giant 60 MVA transformers which would be installed in Lafia, the state capital were to augment the epileptic power supply across the state.
“Considering the inadequacy of the 40 MVA to address the power problem faced by the state and other parts of the state, the state government will enter into synergy with NDPHC and NIPP so as to enable the citizens of the state to benefit from two 60 MVA transformers,” he stated.
According to him, efforts were in top gear to ensure that laying of the power lines would commence in earnest.
Earlier, the Business Manager of Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN), Akwanga unit, Mr Elisha Yakubu who conducted the governor round the two transformers explained that the state was lucky to have the two transformers, on ground even before the power lines were put in place.