The Vice President of Nigeria, Mohammed Namadi Sambo has expressed satisfaction with the progress of work and documentation at the Mambilla, Zungeru and Kaduna Power Projects all in the Northern part of the country.
Sambo was speaking during a briefing session with the Minister of Power, Professor Barth Nnaji and Project Consultants handling the various Power Projects across the country. The Vice President noted the progress made in Mambilla with respect to geological and topographical survey, performed to date, and the report of Consultant on site reconnaissance repair performed in June 2011.
Others include the preparation of project review report and final design for the tendering of the construction of Mambilla Power Project.
On Zungeru Power Plant, the Consultant has completed studies in hydrology and overall energy generation. The preliminary environmental impact assessment has been performed for 28 villages with 45,000 inhabitants, while full impact assessment is progressing.
On the Kaduna Power Plant the engineering design has progressed satisfactorily while the transport study for the movement of gas turbines currently at the Onne Port has been completed. On completion of the projects they have the combined capacity to generate over 3000 megawatts of power, with irrigation facilities and dams constructed to provide portable drinking water, these are the necessary ingredients required to boost economic corridors.
Earlier the Minister of Power Professor Bath Nnaji has expressed the readiness of his Ministry to properly inspect all Power Projects under it with a view to ensuring timely completions so as to fast track the transformation process of President Janathan’s administration.