Nigerian Rivers State Government invests in power projects

Nov 20, 2001 01:00 AM

The Nigerian Rivers State Government has spent N 6.7 bn on its independent power-generation projects, the Commissioner for Power Hon. Reginald Wilcox, has said.
A breakdown of the figure shows that N 4.5 bn was spent on the importation of equipment for the Omoku gas turbines projects while N 2.2 bn was spent on the trans Amadi gas turbines project which is 75 % completed. The commissioner, who was accompanied by members of the River State House of Assembly, disclosed work on the Eleme gas turbines was delayed because of a breakdown of what he called "switch gear" to the turbines.

Wilcox further stated that Eleme and its environments now enjoying interrupted power supply as work on the project was 95 % completed. The Speaker, Rivers State House of Assembly, Hon. Rotimi Amechi said he was satisfied with the level of work so far done.

Source: Daily Trust/All Africa Global Media
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