August 11, 2022
  • August 11, 2022

Buhari regime approves multi-billion naira power transmission contracts

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Buhari’s regime, at a special meeting of the Federal Executive Council on Thursday, approved 16 contracts worth billions of naira. The contracts aim to increase the transmission and distribution capacity of electricity in Nigeria.

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo chaired the meeting held at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Informing reporters after the meeting, Energy Minister Abubakar Aliyu said the major problem for the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry (NESI) was the ability to remove enough electricity and distribute it. .

“Approval has been given for the award of the contract for 2 x 60 MVA 132 / 33KV substation at Ikare-akoro and 2 bay extensions of 132KV lines at Oke-agbe in Ondo State; it has a dollar component and a naira component, $ 9.9 million and naira 2.4 billion.

“The other is the provision of 62 hilux vehicles and 20 SUVs — these will be used for operations; for the supervision and monitoring of more than 8,000 km of network lines across the country. It is 2.7 billion naira.

“The next one is the purchase of 1,500 barrels of transformer oil; it is also at the national level; it is used for the maintenance of transformers at a cost of N322.5 million.

“Next is the supply of explosion and fire protection devices Sergi Transformer; it is also at the national level; it has a euro component of 5.3 million euros and a naira component of 347.6 million naira. ”

He added that another approval was for the construction of a 132 KV double-circuit line in the towns of Ikere-Ijesa-Isu-Ilupeju in Ado-Ekiki, Ekiti state.

According to him, the contract has a dollar component of $ 30.8 million and a naira component of 8.3 billion naira.

He said the sixth was the construction of new national grid control centers in Oshogbo.

“You know we have a national control center where everything on the network is controlled; this is where the power is distributed; and if there is a closure, that’s where it’s done in Oshogbo, across the country; therefore, we want to extend it in order to be able to work better.

“So this contract seeks to do it; and we want to add another one in Gwagwalada, Abuja.

“So two contracts are given here; one in Oshogbo and one for FCT — Oshogbo costs 1.168 billion naira while that of FCT 1.161 billion naira.

“Another is the provision of 180 grounding equipment nationwide; it also has a euro component of € 686,000 and a naira component of Naira 41.4 million. ”

Mr. Aliyu listed other approvals as 330 KV double line to Mando substation in Kaduna at 893 million naira; construction of the 2X60MVA, 132 / 33KV substation at Ogbomosho and extension of the 2X 132KV lines to the Ganmo substation in Ilorin for 5.3 million euros and Naira component of 467.7 million N.

Even more, he mentioned contracts for the design, manufacture, supply, installation and commissioning of 330/132/33 KV transmission line transmission lines in Lekki, Lagos State. , at a cost of 4.3 billion naira and 2.8 billion naira – LOT 1 and LOT 2.

“Then construction of a 2x60MVA substation in the town of Saki in the state of Oyo; it has components; one is $ 9.9 million and the naira component is naira 2.2 billion.

“Repairs of the 100MVA 132KV power transformer at Ughelli, Delta-two components, 416,000 dollars and 82 million N.

“Next, the construction of a 20 kilometer Okegbe-Ikare-Akoko 132 KV transmission line — two components — 3.75 million dollars and the naira component is 690.5 million naira.

“Construction of a 90-kilometer Iseyin-Saki 132KV transmission line in Kwara; the dollar component is $ 10.7 million; the naira component is 3.3 billion naira.

“Increase for the construction of the 2X60MVA 132/33 KVA substation in Malumfashi and extension of the 4X132KV line bay at Kankara in Katsina State; the Naira component is only 176.5 million naira, ” he said.

The minister also recorded the supply and delivery of four nationwide primary and secondary injection test stations at 3.86 million euros and a naira component of N212. 4 million.