DELTA State Commissioner for Energy, Hon. Charles Emetulu has said electricity generation is the responsibility of the Federal Government but that the state government was assisting to boost the supply.
According to Emetulu, the Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan-led administration in the state has procured more than three hundred transformers to be distributed to different communities in the state in the administration’s desire to boost electricity supply.
The commissioner dropped the hint while responding to the cry by the coordinator of Ugiliamai Development Initiative (UDI), Chief George Okpala that the people of the community have been without electricity supply the donation of 100 seats and desks donated by the association to be used by pupils of Asamala Primary School, Ugiliamai in Ndokwa West Local Government Area of the state.
Hon. Emetulu who was represented at the occasion by his Special Assistant, Hon. John Obi stated that electricity supply is very vital for the socio-economic advancement of the people and urged the people of Ugiliamai to formally make their request to the Ministry of Power and Energy.
He disclosed that many communities have requested for transformer but, government was yet to start their distribution, stating that appropriate measures would be taken to ensure that the transformers are given to areas where they are needed.
Chief Okpala had decried lack of electricity supply to the community by the Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN), noting that electricity supply plays vital roles in the socio-economic life of the people.
He observed that it was important for the Delta State government to come to the aid of the people of the community.
The occasion was attended by the cream of the community including the member representing Ndokwa West constituency in the House of Assembly, Hon. Azuka Azaka, the Chairman, Transition Committee for the local government area, Barr. Emmanuel Egri-Okwaji who was represented by Hon. Albert Nwose, among others.