As the day draws by for the commissioning of the 1 megawatt hybrid plant installed by the Federal Government of Nigeria in the institution, Vice-Chancellor, Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ndufu-Alike (AE-FUNAI), Prof. Chinedum Nwajiuba , today received delegation from Rural Electrification Agency  (REA), Abuja, on a mission to ascertain the state of preparedness in welcoming the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osibanjo to the University on 2nd August, 2019, to commission the plant.

VC, Prof. Chinedum Nwajiuba studying situation report.

Declaring the purpose of the visit, Mr. Ayang Ogwe, Director, Promotion and Information Outreach, REA, stated that their mission is to ascertain the state of preparedness and to assure that all things are put in place for the coming of the Vice President. He further thanked the VC for the entire corporation he has been giving to the Federal Government and the Agency, which has resulted to the successful completion of the project, and by the grace of God its commissioning.

Mr Ayang Ogwe, briefing VC.

Receiving the delegation at theVice-Chancellor’s conference room, Prof. Nwajiuba said, ‘’this project and your visit make us proud of our country as AE-FUNAI is being recognised”. VC and REA officers accompanied by members of the commissioning planning committee took off to inspect the landing spot for the helicopter that will convey the Vice-President to AE-FUNAI and then to the IPP station.

Cross-section of REA Commissioning Team and University Officials at VC’s Conference Room.

VC, Prof. Chinedum Nwajiuba, REA Team, inspecting locations

The inspection team were taken round the points the Vice-President is expected to visit after commissioning the power plant by Engr. Joro, Lead Solar on the project and his team. The Engineers on site reported that the project is 60% ready for commissioning and promised to do finishing touches before next inspection to confirm full readiness. REA team confirmed that Vice-President will also visit Alex Ekwueme Federal Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki, (AEFUTHA) to have first hand information on the hospital.

VC, REA Commissioning Team tours IPP Site.

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