Nigeria completes another 40MW power plant to boost electricity supply
London, Sep 1, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Nigeria is adding additional 40 megawatts of electricity to its national grid to boost power supply in the country
The 40 megawatts Kashimbilla power plant in Taraba State is 100 per cent completed and shall be inaugurated soon, Nigerian government said on Saturday.
According to the government, the plant would boost the country’s power generation and increase power supply in parts of Nigeria.
It stated that the plant would also provide electricity to 80 per cent of the communities in both Taraba and Benue states.
The Ministry of Power disclosed this in a statement by the Deputy Director, Press and Public Relations, Etore Thomas.
The Minister of Power, Sale Mamman, who expressed satisfaction with the level and quality of work done on the project, said the 40MW plant would be inaugurated soon.
Mamman stated this when he and his deputy, Goddy Agba, inspected the plant.
He was quoted in the statement as saying, “We are here to inspect the level of work done on the project and I can tell you that I am very impressed.”
The Project Manager, FMP, Ali Abubakar, while giving an update on the project, said the evacuation component of the plant had five substations and that the project was 100 per cent completed.
He further stated that the project was conceived to avert flooding from the structurally weak volcanic Lake Nyoys near Cameroon.