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Published On: Tue, Jan 14th, 2020

Why we are upbeat on 3,005mw Mamabilla project – BMO

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By Ese Awhotu

The government to government approach adopted by the Buhari administration in foreign financing and execution of infrastructural projects may turn out to be the biggest legacy of the present government, the Buhari Media Organisation (BMO has said.
BMO said with this approach, all manners of encumbrances, including delays, lack of funds and corrupt tendencies have been eliminated.
In a statement signed by its Chairman Niyi Akinsiju and Secretary Cassidy Madueke, BMO was upbeat that work is finally starting on the Mambilla power project which has been abandoned for over 47 years now.
“The project which was first conceptualised in 1973 to address the perennial power problem in the country will have a generating capacity of 3,005 megawatts and when completed will adequately address the problem.”
BMO noted that with the payment of compensations to the affected communities, the execution of the project has begun and will go unhindered.
“The project which is projected to gulp about N2 Trillion is billed to be completed in five years and will be among the major landmark projects of the Buhari administration.
“The Federal Government is on record to have embarked on the rehabilitation of the country’s abandoned key infrastructure, including the second Niger Bridge abandoned since 40 years ago but which has now reached 45% completion; East-West road, and Dadinkowa Electricity Generating Power Dam in Gombe State among others.”
The pro-Buhari group reminded Nigerians that President Muhammadu Buhari “has proved to all doubting Thomases that his administration will not dwell on rhetorics, but will at all times focus on changing the narrative by delivering democracy dividends to all Nigerians. “This is what sets him apart from the past administrations, who in most cases, played politics with the critical needs of Nigerians.
“We are gladdened that the Buhari administration is focused on rectifying the errors of the past and therefore urge Nigerians to keep faith with the Buhari administration as it invests its energy in rejuvenating the country’s economy,” the statement added.

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