Mambilla: FG working to complete hydro-power facility-Minister of power

The Minister of Power, Sale Mamman has assured Nigerians that the federal government is doing everything possible to complete the Mambilla hydro power project and ensure it works at full capacity.

He made this statement in Abuja, while receiving the governor of Taraba State who paid a visit to his office.

The main Mambilla Dam is a large roller-compacted concrete dam and reservoir which is 1,300 metres above sea level.

From the dam, water is diverted off the reservoir towards the western side of the plateau through 3 hydraulic tunnels totaling 33 kilometres intercepted by 2 smaller dams.

The 3050 megawatts hydro-power project in Taraba State, which has a contract cost of N2.1 trillion is yet to begin, over 30 years after it was initiated.

The visit of the Taraba state governor, Darius Ishaku to the Minister of Power, is to seek clarification on the mobilization of funds and the completion of the project.

Responding, the minister of power assured the governor that the Mambilla project is a government priority and the funds when released for the project will be judiciously used.

The Nigerian Senate had questioned the allocation of 600 million to the distribution companies by the Ministry of power in the 2020 budget.

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