The Minister of Power, Engr. Abubakar Aliyu, has launched that the 700 megawatts Zungeru Hydroelectric Power Project positioned in Niger State will be commissioned throughout the first quarter of 2023.
The dam is estimated to cost $1.2 billion and is anticipated in order so as to add 700 megawatts of electrical power to the nationwide grid.
Aliyu made the disclosure all through an inspection go to to the Power Plant in Zungeru, Niger State.
The Minister, accompanied by the Secretary to the Government of Niger State (SSG), Ahmed Ibrahim Matane, on the inspection, acknowledged the enterprise is on the 98% completion stage.
Engr. Aliyu, who went throughout the primary working objects of the power enterprise, recognized that.
“The Zungeru project is at 98 percent completion stage. Presently, work on the three of the turbines each producing 175 Mega Watts of electricity has been completed and tested”.
Expressing satisfaction with the extent of dedication exhibited by the contractors, he assured that the completion of the Zungeru Project would add 700 Mega Watts to the nationwide grid.
According to him, “the Zungeru Power Project was part of Federal Government strategies to reposition power generation in phases in the country”.
The Secretary to the Government of Niger State (SSG), Ahmed Ibrahim Matane, acknowledged the state authorities has confirmed a extreme stage of dedication to the implementation of the enterprise.
“The Zungeru Power Project is a multi-purpose electricity project that has abundant agricultural potential for the host communities to harness,” he well-known.
Similarly, the Project Manager, Mr. Abiy Getahun, who took the Minister throughout the enterprise and his entourage, assured that work would be achieved on schedule, together with that insecurity that hindered the modern working of the enterprise has been tackled.