215mw Kaduna power ready before March 2017
A director in the Ministry of Power, Works and Housing and project supervisor, Engr. Briskila Sapke, has said the first two units of the 215 megawatts (mw) Kaduna Power plant will be ready by first quarter of 2017.
Briefing the minister, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, and the Kaduna State governor, Nasir elRufai, at the plant site yesterday, she said the Dual Fired Low Pour Fuel Oil (LPFO)/Gas plant when completed would add 30mw to the grid, while the other six units would be ready by end of 2017.
Fashola, who inspected the project, said the plant would revive the ailing textile industry. He noted that what was needed was harder work “as issues of non-payment of invoices since 2013 will be solved with the 2016 budget.”
He added that the budget had captured resources with which to pay contractors who were already back on site. With over 150 workers in the employment of companies handling the project, Fashola said “these people will earn money that would enable them pay fees for their children and also provide food on their tables.”
Fashola assured the contractors of government intervention in clearing the 40 containers for the project that h ad been held up at the ports.
Gov. Nasir el-Rufai