His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura has described today as a day of joy to the people of Nasarawa state as the engineers from the Nigerian National Integrated Power Project (NIPP) were in the state to start off the project of dropping the 330 line in Nasarawa State (Akurba) so Nasarawa state would also join the league of states that would enjoy steady power supply.
Gov. Almakura made this known as he received the NIPP engineering team led by Engr. John Ibe who were at the Government House Lafia for a courtesy visit before they move to the site.
The Governor made it known he would personally be involved in the project which was as a result of their efforts for the past 3 years which finally got the ear of Vice President and the MD of NIPP and as result of their passion and commitment they have ensured that the project started.
He stated that the contract for the project has been
awarded and all due diligence done so the that project would take
immediately , and would hopeful be completed even before the time scheduled
for its completion .He assured the engineers that the state government and
its people would work with them towards ensuring the success of the project.
He said the project would be of great economic benefit to the people of the state for the socio economic and, industrious prospects it would bring to the Nasarawa state.
Speaking earlier, Engr. John Ibe explained that they were in the state to carry out soil investigations so as to enable them complete the design for the foundations of the Akurba Power station which would step down the power and enable its transmission within the state.
He commended the Nasarawa state Governor for assisting the project by giving the land for the project to be sited on for free and enabling the move forward, giving his assurance that the project would be delivered on time.
NIPP were in charge of handing the robust energy infrastructure of the country , and were tasked to ensure the 330 line is dropped in Nasarawa State where it would provide 300 megawatts to the state.