Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu (middle) Witnessed Signing of MoU Between NDPHC and EKEDC in Lagos Photo: Global Times

NDPHC, Eko DisCos ink deal to deliver 300MW to electricity consumers

*The Niger Delta Power Holding Company indicates the power agreement will allow Eko DisCo to explore innovative ways to unlock investment in infrastructure for improved supply to customers

Alexander Davis | ConsumerConnect

As part of its strategic plan to source alternative means to ensure dispatch of its stranded power to electricity consumers, the Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC) has signed an agreement with the Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) Plc to deliver 300 Megawatts of power to Ibeju-Lekki and other franchise area in Lagos State.

Ms. Olufunke Nwankwo, Head of Communication and Public Relations of NDPHC, in a statement Friday, in Abuja, FCT, said the agreement, sealed in the presence of Governor

Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State, would enable the DisCo to supply electricity directly to EKEDC from existing capacity.

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The NDPHC Spokesperson stated Mr. Chiedu Ugbo, Managing Director of company, said that the agreement was part of NDPHC’s strategic plan to source alternative means to sell and ensure dispatch of its stranded power for the ultimate benefit of consumers.

Mr. Ugbo stated that the deal would also allow Eko DisCo to explore innovative ways to unlock investment in infrastructure for improved supply to its customers.

The Managing Director of the power firm also said: “The recognition of these complementary objectives has birthed the relationship between NDPHC and EKEDC that we are formally kicking off today (Friday).

“Our mutual objective is to work together to deliver the arrangements that will ensure safe, reliable and steady supply of power to customers in Ibeju-Lekki and other parts of EKEDC’s franchise area.

Ugbo further explained that “this collaboration is significant considering the strategic importance of Lagos state as Nigeria’s commercial capital and host state for key industries in Nigeria.

“It is also for this reason that we are pleased to sign this document in the presence of Mr. Governor, who is himself a key member of NDPHC’s Board of Directors, and whose State, Lagos, is one of our shareholders.”

He noted: “We look forward to carrying out this collaboration with the support of the Lagos State Government, and we believe that the collaboration will support the attainment of the infrastructure development and economic policies of the state government.”

According to the Ugbo, the project “is indeed a milestone for both parties and will deliver significant benefits to all the persons concerned.

“For NDPHC, the project will enable NDPHC, through its subsidiary generation companies, to deliver power to customers within EKEDC’s franchise areas.”

“The project will help to satisfy its customers with reliable power and achieve an enhancement of its network and infrastructure.”

He added: “For EKEDC’s customers, their homes and industries can now enjoy reliable 24/7 power supply.

“For EKEDC’s investors and NDPHC’s shareholders – trustees of the Nigerian people – this project will deliver significant value.”

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