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Minister raises hope on Mambilla power project


Minister of Power, Saleh Mammam, said the Federal Government was working round the clock to make sure that the Mambilla hydro power project becomes a reality.

Mamman, who made the comment yesterday while playing host to media practitioners in Jalingo, Taraba State capital, said the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari was committed to ensuring that the project sees the light of the day.

“The government is so committed, we are going to do it and we will succeed. Government is making all efforts to ensure that this project is a reality. As part of measures being put in place to complete the project, there is a plan to construct road leading to the site. In any project, before going to the site, you must have access roads,” he said.


Mamman noted that the hydro power project, which is located in Sardauna Local Government Area of Taraba State, had lingered for 40 years, but works would soon commence at the site.

According to the minister, there has been great improvement in electricity supply across the country as over 500 megawatts of power have been generated in the past four days.

Mamman, who claimed that Nigerians had moved from 10 to 15 hours power supply daily, said the country, in the nearest future, would enjoy 24-hour electricity supply.

He appealed to residents of the area where the project is sited to cooperate with the government and the contractor, promising that the issue of compensation would be addressed.


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