President Muhammadu Buhari had directed the Nigerian Sovereign Investment Authority, NSIA, to review the progress so far and carry out value engineering of the project in pursuit of optimised implementation and delivery.
As is, the Government investment outfit has been given 3 months to submit a comprehensive report detailing the findings of the value engineering and also provide recommendations to move the project forward.
Engr. Mamman disclosed that, as part of the process of acquisition of the land, the Ministry of Power had signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Taraba State Government, following which, land and aerial survey activities were successfully conducted. ”
Sensitization and enlightenment activities have also been carried out with the full buy-in and participation of stakeholders and hosts communities.
Furthermore, the Project Delivery Committee(PDC) Chair, Engr Faruk Yabo, while giving some insights into the take-off of the Mambilla Hydropower project, said the Ministry of Power has already committed two hundred million naira to the training of junior and mid-level artisans, ensuring the availability of manpower for the project. These include electricians, plumbers, masons, drivers, and cooks.