Babatunde Fashola, the minister of Power, Works and Housing, has inaugurated a committee to look at ways on how to generate electricity from eight small hydro plants in the country, daily trust reports.
Tiga, Challawa dams in Kano State, Omi-Kampe in Kogi, and Jibiya zone dams in Katsina State. Others are Bakalori in Zamfara, Doma in Nasarawa and Ikere Gorge in Oyo State, are the plants that have been selected.
The committeeis expected to submit their reports within 45 days and they are to look into procurement procedures for civil and mechanical engineering works and what needs to be done to quickly complete the projects.
Memebers of the inter-agency committee is drawn from the ministries of Mineral Resources, Petroleum, Water Resources, Environment, Agriculture, Bureau of Public Enterprises, (BPE), and the Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC).