Imo State Governor, Senator Hope Uzodimma yesterday signed into law, the state Electricity Bill, with an assurance that all 27 local governments will soon enjoy uninterrupted power supply.

He said the government has already entered into an agreement with an Egyptian firm, Elsewedy power generation, for the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity to all parts of the state within the next eight months.

The governor also announced that apart from the fact that electricity is now on the concurrent list , the federal government has given approval and support for the ambitious project.

Speaking to an excited audience after signing the bill into law, Uzodimma said the ultimate goal of the project is to boost the economy of Imo state through industrialization.

According to him, with natural and human resources in the state, an uninterrupted power supply would be a filip to the industrialization policy of the administration.

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He also announced that the project shall generate at least 5000 direct employment for Imo citizens as well as stimulate the rural economy.

Uzodimma noted that with an uninterrupted power supply, artisans in the state will record a boom in their businesses while investors would find the state attractive for investments.

He pledged full implementation of all aspects of the electricity law, “ because I have no doubt that its full implementation will provide the much needed energy for the industrialisation of Imo State.”

The governor expressed appreciation to the state House of Assembly for the speedy passage of the bill and for working harmoniously with the executive for the overall development of the state.

Uzodimma also signed the Imo State polytechnic Amendment bill into law , thus making the institution a one campus polytechnic at Omuma.