Nigeria to deploy more dams for electricity generation


20 August, 2011, Sweetcrude, Abuja – Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Water Resources and the Ministry of Power have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the use of some of the country‚Äôs dams for power generation.

The Minister of Water Resources, Mrs. Sarah Reng Ochekpe disclosed this in Abuja on Tuesday while receiving the update on the partial commercialisation of the River Basin Development Authorities (RBDAs) in the country from the Director General of Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE), Ms. Bolanle Onagoruwa.

The BPE Head of Public Communications unit, Mr. Chukwuma Nwokoh made this known in a statement in Abuja yesterday.

The minister said some of the dams are viable for power generation. This she said, prompted her ministry to dialogue with the Power Ministry on the matter.

She expressed the willingness of the ministry to partner with government agencies such as the BPE for the benefit of Nigerians.

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