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APC Governorship Aspirant Plans Power Plant In Anambra

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A governorship aspirant in Anambra state, Chief. Godwin Ezeemo says he has advanced plans to site a gigantic power generation plant in Anambra state if becomes governor in 2015.

Ezeemo who disclosed this after inspecting the Geometric Power Plant in Aba, Abia State, told newsmen that he was on a fact finding visit to what he described as a gigantic electricity project he would like to replicate in Anambra State.

Though Ezeemo who is running on the platform of the All Progressive Congress (APC), failed to disclose the proposed site for the project, he remained optimistic that the project when completed would touch every facets of the state economy by creating job opportunities for the unemployed, provide alternative source of power for domestic and industrialists in the business communities of Nnewi, Onitsha and other parts of the State.

He commended the efforts of the Chairman of Geometric Power Limited, Prof Barth Nnaji for his vision. 'I am absolutely impressed with Prof. Barth Nnaji. It shows mastery of knowledge of somebody knowing exactly what he wants to do. The finishing, everything I saw was okay. They are not like the things that were done haphazardly. They look robust and good.'

Speaking on the benefits the project will bring to the state and its citizens on completion, the industrialist said, 'I just wanted to make sure before I make a promise to the people that this is possible, I can tell you that the previous administrations have not really taken pains to see how we can solve our power problems permanently. That is why I am doing what I am doing here.

'I want to see the possibility of organizing a power plant that will be able to feed Anambra with uninterrupted power supply. Because everything you know is hinged on power. With what I have seen and the knowledge I have gotten before, it is clear that it is a venture that somebody must get into with government fiats so that we can have a permanent power supply that will energize our industries, agriculture, security, infrastructure and even our transport system. Without power none of this will progress.'