The Cross River State government led by its Governor, Professor Ben Ayade at the weekend took delivery of equipment for the building of a 20 Megawatts power plant with a view to ensuring 24-hour power supply in Calabar, Leadership reports.

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An excited Governor Ayade said that; “This is one of the outcomes of those my trips in my first year in office when we were still trying to do agenda setting for the government. It will generate 20 Megawatts of embedded power for Cross River State. I am happy to announce to you today that we are taking delivery of 20 Megawatts equipment for embedded power generation for the city of Calabar.”

He also disclosed that his administration has already commenced the process of strengthening the distribution network in Calabar by replacing obsolete and non-functioning transformers across the city. “The whole street lights are going to be connected to this grid and we are going to pick up the diesel engines from the streets and then link all the street lights to this plant so that Calabar South up to Anantigha, Atimbo and all those areas including 8 Miles, Nassarawa will be lit up,” he said.