Ishaku tasks North-East governors on Mambilla project
Governor Darius Ishaku of Taraba State has tasked other North-East governors to be proactive in ensuring that the multi-billion dollar Mambilla Hydro-Electric Power Project (MHEPP), with a capacity of 3,050 megawatts, is fully operational.
Ishaku, who yesterday made the call during his opening remarks at the ongoing meeting of the North East Governors Forum (NEGF) in Katsina, said if actualised, the project could generate half of the present national power output from all existing generation stations combined.
In doing that, the governors, he suggested, just as well work round the clock to ensure that access road to the site in Barup village, on the Mambilla Plateau, is constructed.
Stressing that the economic benefits of the project cannot be overemphasised, considering its potential to create hundreds of thousands of skilled and unskilled jobs for Taraba, the North East and the country, he urged the forum, as the voice of the North East, to vigorously advocate the commencement of the project.