- Babatunde Raji Fashola, the power, works and housing minister, has revealed that FG approved N812m for Mambilla hydro power project
- The minister noted that not less than nine companies will do the demarcation on the affected area of land for the project
- He also said the project will take four steps namely enumeration, resettlement, compensation and construction
The minister of power, works and housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola, on Wednesday, January 9, disclosed that the federal government has approved a whopping amount of N812 million for the demarcation of the specific area of land to be affected by the Mambilla hydro power project.
In a report available in Daily Trust, the minister said the approval was made during the weekly federal executive council meeting spearheaded by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Abuja State House
Legit.ng gathers from the minister's response that not less than nine companies will do the demarcation on the specific area of land to be affected by the construction of the project.
He remarked: "Yes, Mambilla is a power project but it is also a critical economic intervention project for growth, employment and for competitiveness of the national economy. People see power, we see an economic enabler and this is the first leg.
“We are working towards developing a framework for maintenance of other government assets including roads, bridges and oil assets, across the country.
“We have never developed this type of maintenance economy which we are creating today. With what we have done now, we have started with a National pilot plan for inventory of our national assets and a maintenance procurement manual which will be made available to all the ministries, departments and agencies of government, nationwide."
Fashola, a former governor of Lagos state, also said the project will take four steps namely enumeration, resettlement, compensation and construction.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Babatunde Fashola, on Tuesday, November 21, said in 2015, the government of President Muhammadu Buhari never promised to transform Nigeria in four years if given the mandate.
Fashola, who inaugurated the President Muhammmadu Buhari–Osinbajo 2019 campaign group comprising of about 5,000 political foot soldiers in Lagos state, argued that the administration did not promise to bring about change in different sectors of the country in four years.
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