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Nasarawa State Govt spends N6 bn on power plant

12 October 2015, 07:42

Lafia - The Nasarawa State Government says it has so far spent about N6 billion on the construction of the multi-billion naira Farin Ruwa Hydro power plant in the state.

This is contained in a statement issued by Alhaji Ahmed Tukur, the Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to Governor Tanko Al-Makura, on Sunday.

According to the statement, the project, located in Wamba Local Government Area of the state began 12 years ago.

The statement quoted the governor as assuring that his administration would ensure that the project was completed.

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It said the governor gave the assurance when he led the Police Commissioner and Director of DSS in the state to assess equipment and facilities at the power plant.

The governor urged the people of the area to collaborate with the security agents to ensure the safety of the equipment for the speedy take-off of the power plant.

Al-makura also promised to re-enforce security at the project site to safe guard the equipment.

The statement said the state government was making arrangement for the resuscitation and competition of the project through Public Private Partnership (PPP).

It said that some sensitive equipment might be evacuated to Lafia, the state capital to prevent re-occurrence of the fire incidence that erupted in one section of the site in February. 



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