Bayelsa State Governor, Hon. Seriake Dickson says most of the investments made in the power sector would materialize in the next 3 weeks to boost socio-economic activities in the State.
Governor Seriake Dickson dropped the hint in a live programme in Yenagoa, the state capital.
He said some successes have been recorded in the rural electrification drive as communities such as Amassoma, Agbere as well as Famgbe and other communities in the outskirts of Yenagoa are now enjoying power.
The Governor, who assured that the government would strive to actualize what he called, ‘Operation Light up Bayelsa’ expressed optimism that, the power projects when completed would improve the local economies of the areas.
According to Governor Dickson, work is in progress at the Angiama power sub-station in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area and soon communities around Ofoni in Sagbama local government area would be connected to the national grid and in due course Ogbia, Nembe and Southern Ijaw would have electricity.
His words: “Very soon, we will switch on the light that will send power from the national grid straight to Ofoni communities from Ogbia up to Nembe as well as Southern Ijaw with the Angiama work going on, will have light.
“There is operation light up Bayelsa also, by which, we will formally commission all these electricity power projects. I had a briefing from the commissioner for Power, who said in the next 2-3 weeks most of these power investments will be ready. Like the one in Amassoma, they have been using it, even though, we have not commissioned it.”
Governor Dickson said, upon completion of the power projects executed under his administration, they would be commissioned and urged the people of the state to be supportive of his administration’s restoration agenda to move the state to the next level.