‘Zamfara, FG to generate 30mw electricity from Bakalori Dam’


The Zamfara Government says it is working in
partnership with the Federal Government to
generate 30 Megawatts of electricity from the
Bakolori Dam.

Alhaji Lawal M-Liman, the Commissioner for Rural
and Community Development, on Wednesday in
Gusau, said that the partnership was to boost power
supply to the state.

M-Liman, who is the Chairman of the State Projects
Monitoring Committee, said that the partnership was
part of issues discussed at the September meeting
of the National Council on Power, held in Jos.
According to him, the federal government has
promised to provide technical support under the
National Energy Support Programme, for the
actualisation of the project.
“We are already discussing with some power
generation firms, to achieve the target,” the
commissioner said.

He also spoke on the state government effort to linkmore communities to the national grid, saying 100
towns and villages have been connected.
“You will recall that the Minister of Power, Works
and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, visited the
state twice when he inaugurated various
electrification projects executed by the state
government,” he said.
According to him, the zamfara state government
has also reconstructed various federal roads with
the agreement that it would get reimbursement of
funds spent on the projects from the federal
government.

“When the present administration in the state came
on board in 2011, almost all the roads in the state
including the state and federal government-owned
were in a state of dilapidation.
“Despite the economic challenges faced by the
state, we spent billions of naira to provide the roads
including the federal highways in the state, to
address the problem of poor roads network.
“We have achieved a great success in this
partnership of road projects, because a large
percentage of the roads are almost completed,” M- Liman said. 




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