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Mambilla Power Project till now existed only on papers, says Reps Magaji


Mambilla Power Project till now existed only on papers, says Reps Magaji

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Chairman, House Committee on Power, Rep. Magaji Aliyu has said that the over 40 years Mambilla Power Project only existed on books and papers. Aliyu said this when the House of Representatives Committee on Power paid an oversight visit to the Ministry of Power in Abuja.

News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Mambilla Hydroelectric Power Project is a 3,050 MW hydroelectric power project under development in Nigeria.

When completed, it will be the largest power-generating installation in the country, and one of the largest hydroelectric power stations in Africa

His assertion came shortly after a Right of Way report from the Director, Renewable Energy & Rural Power Access, Mr Faruk Yabo disclosed that the land for the project had just been acquired.

Yabo, who is the Chairman of the Project Implementation Committee on Mambilla Power Project, told Rep. Aliyu that there was no legal title to the land until now.

“Everybody knows there is a Mambilla power project, but there is no legal title to the land, so the ministry and Taraba State Government are working on this.

“There was never anything like Mambilla Power Project as it existed only in books and papers before this government came to power.

“The committee wishes to appreciate the efforts of Mr. President for the approval of funds and other activities geared towards kick-starting the Mambilla Power Project.

“This also is an indication of government’s display of political will in providing adequate and speedy power supply to Nigerians,” Yabo said.