The House of Representatives has commended President Muhammadu Buhari (PMB) for kick-starting the 3,050 megawatts (MW) Mambilla Hydropower Plant over four decades after it was conceived.
The chairman, House Committee on Power, Hon Magaji Da’u Aliyu, made the commendation during the committee’s oversight visit to the Ministry of Power headquarters in Abuja after a Right of Way report from the chairman, Mambilla Power Project Implementation Committee and director, Renewable Energy & Rural Power Access in the ministry, Engr Faruk Yusuf Yabo that the land for the project had just been acquired.
The lawmaker noted that the over 40-year-old Mambilla Hydro-Power project had existed only on paper, adding that there was nothing on ground to show that the project had commenced before the coming of this administration.
He said, “I wish to sincerely thank President Muhammadu Buhari and the minister of Power for achieving this feat. There was never anything like Mambilla power project; it exists only in books and on papers before this government.”
Hon Aliyu said the approval of funds and other activities geared towards kickstarting the Mambilla Power Project was an indication of government’s display of political will in providing adequate and steady power supply to Nigerians.
Presenting the report earlier, Engr Yabo said, “There was no legal title to the land until now.”