The newly inaugurated board of Ibom Power Plant (IPP) has promised to complete the second phase of 494MW before the end of its tenure. The Board Chairman, Mr Etido Inyang revealed this at the board’s first meeting with the administration in Uyo on Friday.

The governor appointed Inyang as the Board Chairman of Ibom Power Company Ltd. along with Mr Uwem Ekanem, Mr Ayang Ayang, Mr Ntieyong Inyangmme and Mr Emmanuel Ebe as members.

Inyang, who is also the former Commissioner for Special Duties in Akwa Ibom said that the obligation of the board was to actualize the vision of Gov. Udom Emmanuel for the achievement of the association.  He said that execution of Ibom Power Phase 2 would be the measuring stick to gauge the achievement of the new board.

“The vision ought not be about individual interest. We won’t state we have prevailing until we get to the second Phase of Ibom power,”

He urged the board members and the management to work in harmony to ensure the implementation of the second phase of the power project.

The chairman said that the board in collaboration with the management would work to ensure that Ibom power plant produced at the full installed capacity of 685MW.

He appealed that as efforts were being put to ensure that the IPP produced at full capacity, the Federal Government would be expected to ensure adequate evacuation of Ibom power output.

He commended the effort of the Managing Director of the plant, Mr Meyen Etukudo for taking full charge in the absence of the board.