As part of his social services, governor of Cross River State, Sen. Benedict Ayade has disclosed that his administration is setting up an electricity meter production company in Obudu Local Government Area to supply electricity meters to Cross Riverians at no cost.
The governor disclosed this over the weekend at the ‘Ayade Power Plant’ Calabar when he test run the 23 megawatts power plant intended to supply electricity across Calabar, the state capital.
According to the governor, the power plant will, in the nearest future supply electricity to the entire city at a very affordable cost, stating that with the meters in production, there will be no room for unnecessary costing of bills.
Ayade said that his dream of making Calabar the first city in the country to enjoy a 24 hour uninterrupted power supply edged closer to reality as the 23 megawatts plant evacuated power to the Governor’s Office, the state Water Board, Calabar Industrial Park, 8th Mile, Akai Efa, State Housing Estate as well as powering some of the street lights in the metropolis.
The governor assured that the plant was not an investment but a social service.
“This power plant is not an investment, it is a social service. We just want to meet our basic consumption cost element and once we do that, we are fine. There can’t be anything better with Christmas approaching and Calabar having 24hours electricity supply,” Gov. Ayade.