President Buhari assures quicker action on completion of hydro-power projects

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President Muhammadu Buhari has reassured that his administration will accord priority to the rapid improvement of power supply across the nation.

The President while Speaking with officials of CGGC, the Chinese Construction Company working on the Mambilla Power Project, President Buhari regretted the poor power generation and distribution in Nigeria over the years, adding that his administration would, therefore, ensure that the Mambilla project and other unfinished hydro-power projects in the country were completed expeditiously to boost power supply in the country.

“I am very much interested in Mambilla and other hydro-power projects, not only for the improvement of power but also for irrigation as both power and irrigation projects will help to improve the lives of Nigerians.

“I am going to ask for details of the Mambilla Hydro-Power Project and others. Very soon, we will get together and redefine the project agreements for faster results,’’ President Buhari said.

The Managing Director of CGGC, Mr. Zhang Heng, who led his company’s delegation, in response told the President that work on the Mambilla project was being delayed owing to failure of previous administrations to provide the counterpart funding specified in the agreement with the Chinese government.

The CGGC delegation was accompanied to the Presidential Villa by Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara State.President Buhari assures quicker action on completion of hydro-power projects

President Muhammadu Buhari has reassured that his administration will accord priority to the rapid improvement of power supply across the nation.

The President while Speaking with officials of CGGC, the Chinese Construction Company working on the Mambilla Power Project, President Buhari regretted the poor power generation and distribution in Nigeria over the years, adding that his administration would, therefore, ensure that the Mambilla project and other unfinished hydro-power projects in the country were completed expeditiously to boost power supply in the country.

“I am very much interested in Mambilla and other hydro-power projects, not only for the improvement of power but also for irrigation as both power and irrigation projects will help to improve the lives of Nigerians.

“I am going to ask for details of the Mambilla Hydro-Power Project and others. Very soon, we will get together and redefine the project agreements for faster results,’’ President Buhari said.

The Managing Director of CGGC, Mr. Zhang Heng, who led his company’s delegation, in response told the President that work on the Mambilla project was being delayed owing to failure of previous administrations to provide the counterpart funding specified in the agreement with the Chinese government.

The CGGC delegation was accompanied to the Presidential Villa by Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara State.


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