The Federal Government has approved the completion of the 215 megawatts power plant in Kaduna State which had been abandoned since 2009.
The government also approved the completion of the 40 megawatts of power from the Gurara Hydro Electric Plant (Phase One) to connect the Kaduna/ Mando transmission substation also in Kaduna State, north-west Nigeria.
Mr Babatunde Fashola, the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, briefed newsmen on the development after the meeting of the federal executive council which was chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The minister said the two approvals revealed the commitment of the present administration to create jobs and expand the transmission of power across the country.
Fashola said, “We are now in a position that we can complete this programme by next year and add 215 megawatts of power to the grid and particularly dedicate some of that power to Gurara in Kaduna to support the industrial complex there.”
The second project was the construction of a substation to evacuate power from the Gurara Hydro Electric Power Plant (Phase One).
The government had earlier approved a contract for the completion of the 10 megawatts wind power project abandoned in Katsina State since 2012.