Soludo Signs MOU with EEDC to Give Anambra Steady Power

By Ikeugonna Eleke

The Anambra State governor, Prof Chukwuma Soludo, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC), aimed at achieving uninterrupted power supply in the state.

This is coming as part of Soludo Administration’s promise to achieve steady power that will make Anambra a livable and prosperous homeland.

The MoU which was signed at the Executive Chambers of the Anambra Government House, Awka, last weekend, saw Soludo signing for the Anambra State Government, while the chairman of EEDC, Sir Emeka Offor, who is also an Anambra indigene, signed on behalf of the company.

Soludo in his remarks said he was elated at the partnership and that the importance of steady power in building any economic hub could not be overemphasized. He called for Anambra sons and daughters to bring home part of their investments as a way of developing the state.

He said: ‘Long before I was sworn in as governor, I recognized the importance of power and deeply considered how it could be achieved in the shortest period of time in at least three to four major cities in the state.

‘What we did today was to consummate that marriage. The courtship began over a year ago, and I’m overjoyed that the marriage has finally been consummated today.

‘Anambra is a state of which more than 60% of its non-land assets are domiciled outside of the state. If at least 25% of the proceeds are returned to Anambra, the state can become what we envision it to be.’

Offor had in his remarks expressed happiness that such a historic event was taking place during his time, saying he would contribute his own quota towards steady power supply in Anambra.

He praised what he described as Governor Soludo’s zeal and support for him and his team, but emphasized that more support was still needed, particularly from the legislative arm, to adjust and accommodate laws that would empower EEDC and Anambra State Government to function effectively towards the journey of providing constant power supply to the people.