(AGENDAWATCHDOG) – The federal government has carried out an energy assessment on the industrial cluster in Nnewi, Anambra State to ascertain its power requirements.
This was disclosed by the member representing Nnewi North, Nnewi South and Ekwusigo federal constituency, Hon Chris Azubogu, during a media chat at the weekend.
“We have gotten to the point that we have to find a way of providing affordable energy for our economy so that we keep businesses thriving with its attendant jobs.
“It is my believe as an engineer, that you have to first of all know what the problem is all about before proffering solutions.
“This issue led us to conduct Energy Audit to ascertain the power requirements of our clusters, in order to be guided with the data generated therein while searching for solutions,” he said.
POTENTIAL IMPACT: The initiative, which is part of government’s ongoing efforts towards providing affordable power distribution to the area, will quickly energize the economy and increase competition that will drastically reduce the cost of manufacturing within the cluster and create jobs for young people. With Nnewi being one of Nigeria’s oldest and only surviving indigenous manufacturing hubs, efforts to determine the energy needs of the cluster will boost commercial activities in the area once power is restored.