The minister of power, Engr. Abubakar D. Aliyu has said that the Zungeru Hydroelectric Power Project is now over 96% completed. The minister made this known last week Friday, October 28 when he paid a working visit to the facility in Niger state.
Engr. Aliyu also said that the facility is one of the priority projects of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration, adding that it is will add 700 megawatts (zero carbon) to the national grid.
“The project is set to be commissioned soon, as part of the federal government’s efforts to improve electricity supply across Nigeria and to fulfill President Muhammadu Buhari’s commitment to vision 30:30:30 and achieving netzero by 2060, as promised at COP -26.”
He further noted that the federal government had ensured that all the requirements and needs of contractors have been provided to ensure that it is completed and on time.
Apart from providing more power to Nigerians, the minister said, the project is currently providing employment for Nigerians and more will be employed as the project progresses. The minister was accompanied by the officials of the federal ministry of power, the contractor and consultants of the project to the facility.
He stated that the project is set to be commissioned soon. Electricity a priority of FG’s investment in infrastructure, says Engr Aliyu Recall that Engr. Aliyu recently said the federal government’s investment in Nigeria’s electricity is yielding results with an improved grid and priority on completion of all ongoing power projects.
Engr. Aliyu said this in Markudi when he paid a courtesy visit to Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue, as part of his working visit to inspect ongoing power projects in the state. He added that the improved grid has significantly reduced the frequency of power systems collapse.