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7-MAN AMERICAN TEAM ARRIVES ABA FOR GEOMETRIC POWER

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Thursday, 11 August 2022

A team of electricity experts from the United States arrived yesterday in Aba, the commercial nerve centre of Abia State, to start work as technical partner of Aba Power Limited, a member of Geometric Power Limited founded by Professor Bart Nnaji, a former Minister of Power and globally renowned engineer.

The seven experts are from the international arm of the National Rural Electrification Cooperative Association (NRECA), based in Arlington, Virginia, USA.

Formed in 1942, NRECA services over 90 electricity cooperatives across the United States while NRECA International, founded in 1962, has provided electricity to over 160 million people in 43 countries around the globe.

The experts which arrived Aba yesterday  are led by Dr Dan Waddle, the NRECA senior vice president.

“The arrival of this high-quality technical team in Nigeria which will work at the Aba Power Limited for five years is a huge boost to the country’s electric power sector”, said Patrick Umeh, the Aba Power managing director who used to be at the Los Angeles Water and Power Corporation in California before joining the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) as a commissioner.

“We are unwavering in our commitment to make Aba Power a truly world-class company in service delivery to nine out of the 17 local government areas in Abia State”.

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