“It is a great and feasible feat that would boost the provision of electricity supply nation-wide.
“It is a good omen for the attainment of the present administration’s thrust of providing incremental, sustainable and uninterrupted power supply which Nigerians are yearning for.”
He commended the efforts of partners involved in the execution of the project and urged the host communities to maintain peace. He said that government had put in place modalities to ensure adequate compensation and resettlement of those affected by the project site.
The statement indicated that the Governor of Niger State, Abubakar Bello, was represented by the Commissioner for Works and Transport, Abdulmalik Cheche.
“Niger State is housing yet another power project of 700MW; apart from the three other power projects already sited in the state, namely, Jebba, Kainji and Shiroro,” he was quoted as saying.
He commended the Federal Government for the project, noting that it had already created over 5,000 employment opportunities for the host communities.