President Muhammadu Buhari, has inaugurated the first phase of fifty Megawatts Emergency Power Plant, MEPP, project in Maiduguri, Borno state, as part of the federal government’s resolve to implement programmes that wiil tackle power sector problems and guarantee uninterrupted power supply to the country.
The construction of the power plant is to deepen domestic gas utilization and boost national power generation capacity in Maiduguri and other parts of Borno state which were completely plunged into darkness in 2021, following vandalism and destruction of towers of power lines along Maiduguri-Damaturu and Maiduguri-Damboa roads.
To address the many attacks which had crippled economic activities, caused many businesses to crumble and the perennial power outages in the state, the President, directed the Nigeria National Petroleum Company limited, NNPC, to construct a gas plant capable of providing reliable and sustainable electricity to the state.
He commended Governor Babagana Zulum for executing people oriented projects that directly impact the lives of the citizenry.
Group Chief Executive Officer, NNPC, Mallam Mele Kyari said the 32-megawatt gas plant was designed and built in 16 months.
He promised that the plant would soon be scaled up to 50 megawatts, describing Borno as the new power hub of the entire north-east re
Governor Babagana Zulum commended the President for his commitment to addressing the plight of people of the region who he said have been devastated by insurgency.
Story: Christy Dung
Media: Radio Nigeria/ Facebook