Mambilla power project will boost Taraba State economy- Minister

Golfa Francis, Abuja


Nigeria’s Minister of Power, Engr.  Sale Mamman has said the actualization of the three thousand and fifty Mega Watts Mambilla hydropower project in Taraba State, Northern Nigeria, will have direct impact on the people and growth of the State.

The Minister while receiving the Taraba State Governor Darius Ishaku who was on a courtesy visit to his office in Abuja appealed for the support of the Taraba State Government for the actualization of the project in the genuine interest of the people.

Mamman said the Federal Government is ready to cooperate with the State Government to ensure speedy completion of the project.

“The project will change not only the power sector nationwide, but will have direct impact on the lives of the people in the State by creating more job opportunities and improved availability of electricity  across the State once the project is completed,”  the minister said.

 “With the support of the Governor, we can speed up the process of actualizing the Mambila Hydro Power project, which has the capacity to change the fortune of Taraba State and our people count on us,” he added.

Governor Darius Ishaku on his part, pledged the readiness of his administration to support and ensure that the nation’s biggest hydropower project is successful.

 “I Am here to discuss on how to ensure that Mambilla project receives the needed attention. President Buhari has heeded to our plea on this project which has been moribund in the last 20 years by putting one of us to oversee the project, we must do everything to support and encourage the Minister to achieve his goals,” Governor Darius said

Speaking further, Governor Darius said the work is now between him and the President, emphasising that it is time for them to close ranks and work for the success of the gigantic project nature President Buhari placed in Taraba State.

The Governor was accompanied by the Senator Representing Taraba North at the National Assembly, Senator Shuaibu Isa Lau.