Business FG Approves N31.2bn Power Contract



The Federal Executive Council after a meeting held during the week approved a contract worth N31.2bn for the evacuation of power from the 40 megawatts Kashimbila Multipurpose Dam.

The Minister of Information, Labaran Maku; his Health counterpart, Onyebuchi Chukwu; Minister of State, Power, Muhammed Wakil; Minister of State, Health, Khaliru Alhassan; and Director-General, Bureau of Public Procurement, Emeka Eze, briefed State House correspondents of the meeting’s outcome.

Wakil said the contract was awarded to the contractor currently building the dam, SCC Nigeria Limited, and that the project was expected to be completed in 18 months.

He said apart from the additional megawatts of power that it would add to the national grid on completion, the project would also create employment opportunities for the people of the community.


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