Nasarawa State governor, Engineer Abdullahi A Sule has said his administration is finalizing arrangement with a private electricity firm, the General Electric, towards generating 1000 megawatts from coal reserves in Obi Local Government Area.
Engineer Sule disclosed this while flagging off the construction of a 2km solar powered streetlights in Obi on Friday.
He disclose further that General Electric (GE) is relocating four of its turbines in South Africa to Obi where the company will start the generation of the 1000 megawatts of electricity that will power the entire state.
The governor said the power generation project will not just provide services to the people of Obi but it will also create a coal mine that will generate employment as well as economic activities.
" I'm happy that I'm here today to actually start this project, but my happiest day in Obi will come when I bring General Electric to come and use the coal deposits in Obi, with the four turbines that they are going to relocate from South Africa to Obi, so that they can start generating the 1000megawatts that will power the entire state" Engineer Sule said.