ABUJA, (CAJ News) – THE administration of President Muhamadu Buhari has remained focused in its quest to deliver on promises made to Nigerians, Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has said.
He said this at the commissioning of 1,2 megawatt solar-Powered project located at the Water Board facility in the lower Usuma Dam in Abuja.
“The project is in line with our administration’s road map to power sufficiency which begins with incremental power. With this, we have performed the first step, while others like stable power and then uninterrupted power would follow in that sequence,” Fashola said.
He said with these projects and others underway, government was keeping faith with its promise to expand energy mix away from the dominance of gas to power through an eco-friendly sources.
Government is determined to drive its economic policies towards growth, expansion of job opportunities as it is for other projects. The project has engaged a number of Nigerian engineers, technicians, and craftsman, so also indirect jobs have been created.”
Through the project, N31 million will be reduced in terms of payment for electricity annually.
The project which is the first to be tied to the grid, has the capacity to deliver 979KWA electricity, which could to be increased to 1,2MW, and will have peak use at 400KWA per day, while the balance will be taken up by Abuja Distribution Company and paid for accordingly.
The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory Administration, Muhammad Musa Bello, represented by the Permanent Secretary, Dr Babatope Ajakaiye, said the project was a good example of international collaboration in addressing critical developmental challenges.
The Japanese International Co-operation Agency representative, Hirotaka Nakamura, said the company had consistently intervened in improving infrastructure.
– CAJ News