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Zulum flags off construction of NNPC power plant in Borno

Zulum flags off construction of NNPC power plant in Borno

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Zulum flags off construction of NNPC power plant in Borno

By Matthew Eloyi

Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State has, on behalf of President Muhammadu Buhari, flagged off the construction of 50 Megawatts Emergency Power Plant, being funded by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), in Maiduguri.

The gas plant was approved by President Buhari as part of measures to address power outages caused by attacks on existing federal government’s electricity installations by Boko Haram insurgents which has left the city without power supply in the last nine months.

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Performing the groundbreaking in Maiduguri on Thursday, Zulum said the plant would impact positively the economy of the state, noting that the huge intervention will bring relief to the entire state which is why his administration would work with all stakeholders to ensure smooth delivery of power.

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The governor recalled that in the last nine months, Boko Haram insurgents have concurrently damaged 33KVA transmission tower lines along the Maiduguri-Damaturu highway, thereby hampering all efforts to restore power in the capital city.

The Governor expressed Borno’s appreciation to President Buhari, Group Managing Director of NNPC, Mele Kyari, and all high-level stakeholders who played key roles towards the takeoff of the power project.

Zulum flags off construction of NNPC power plant in Borno

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