215mw Kaduna power ready be­fore March 2017

Daily Trust - - BUSINESS - By Si­mon Echewo­fun Sun­day

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

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