OpeOluwani Akintayo 12 August 2017, Sweetcrude, Lagos – Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, has said the Federal Government is undertaking a Fast Power Initiative to bring but improved to power supply to consumers.
According to the Minister in a statement on Friday, the project is a 240 MW initiative using eight of General Electric’s units of 30 MW each.
He said the first programme is to be located in Afam, near Port Harcourt, Rivers State, where there is already in existence the required gas and transmission facilities.
Fashola said the only requirement for the project is the construction of the civil works in preparation for installation, which is currently ongoing.
All necessary procurement processes like pre-shipment inspection, payment, clearing, and so on have been concluded with respect to the Fast Power Initiative of the Federal Government in collaboration with GE, he said.
“The Fast Power Initiative started last year (2016) on the orders of President Muhammad Buhari. Given the fact that such equipment are manufactured on order (they are not kept on the shelf), it is heartwarming to note that the GE-manufactured turbines for the projects are already in a Nigerian port”, he said.