ABUJA, (CAJ News) – THE Federal Government has affirmed its commitment to enhance electricity generation to revive the textile industry in Kaduna.
The resuscitation of the 215 megawatt Kudandan Power Plant will be key to the ambitions.
Federal Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola, made the pledge as he undertook working inspection of the project with Governor Nasir El-Rufai.
Over 150 workers are set to gain employment from the revival of the power project.
“These people will earn money that would enable them pay fees for their children and also provide food on their tables,” said Fashola.
Briefing the minister on the status of the project, Briskila Sapke, who is also the Director in the ministry, said the dual-fired plant would come upstream, as the two units is scheduled for completion by first quarter of 2017, which will add 30MW to the grid, while all the eight units would become operational by the end of 2017.
Speaking at the site, Governor Ahmed El-Rufai said that the power project was important to the economy of the state as the centre of textile Industry in the country, in which lack of access to power supply had crippled the hitherto vibrant industry.
– CAJ News