Dadinkowa Hydropower Plant to be commissioned in December

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… as Gov. Yahaya meets company handling project, pushes for local content adoption

By Amina Yahaya

The Dadinkowa Hydropower Plant in Gombe State is to be commissioned in December this year.

This was disclosed by the Managing Director of Mabon Energy Limited, Mr. Christopher Cyril, during a meeting with Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya at the Government House, Gombe.

The project will produce 40 mega watts of electricity to improve and stabilise power supply, as well as promote socio-economic development of the region and country at large.

The Managing Director, who presented a progress report containing an over view of the project to the Governor, said that all is now set for its launching, requesting the Governor as the Chief Executive Officer of the State to fix any convenient date in December for the commissioning ceremony.

Governor Yahaya expressed delight that after several years, the Dadinkowa Hydropower project is now coming to fruition, noting that apart from enhancing electricity supply, the plant will also promote micro, small and medium enterprises for the benefit of the people of the State.

He said that already there is a plan on ground by the Federal Government to commence a 3,000-hectare-irrigation-expansion scheme in Dadinkowa while the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) will also set up a sub station to service other areas, disclosing also that his administration is considering the establishment of an industrial park within the vicinity or along the river belt in order to reap maximally from the project’s value chain.

Governor Yahaya used the occasion to make a strong case for the company handling the plant to adopt the local content policy in its service and operations for the economic benefit of the host community and the entire people of the State.

The Governor assured that a date in December will soon be announced for the commissioning of the project.

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