26 June 2014, Abuja – Vice-President, Arc. Namadi Sambo, has disclosed that work will soon commence on the 3,050 megawatts Mambilla Hydro Dam in Taraba State.
Arc. Sambo who spoke in Kaduna State explained that all designs of the major hydro project have been completed and as soon as other logistics are in place, work will resume at the site.
He added that the project, described as the largest in Africa will provide increased electricity generation to the National grid and irrigation to the people of Taraba and its environs when completed.
Namadi also expressed his satisfaction at the pace of work in the on-going 215MW thermal power plant project in Kaduna, which is about 84 per cent completed. He directed the contractors handling the project to increase the pace of work on the site to ensure delivery by December as the President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan has signified his intention to commission it.
The thermal power plant when completed will add another 215MW to the national grid. Arc. Sambo assured Nigerians that President Goodluck Jonathan is keeping his transformation agenda alive, so also his promise to the people in the Northern part of the country.
According to him, “we are doing everything to transform Nigeria and to ensure that power is provided to every part of the country”. Also, speaking at the occasion, Minister of Power, Prof. Chinedu Nebo assured Nigerians that government is desirous in delivering power to the people because it is their inalienable right to have access to this infrastructure. He said the Kashimbila Multi Purpose Dam also in Taraba State would soon be completed and it is expected to add 40MW to the National grid.