The 10 megawatt Tiga Hydropower Station project has reached 90 percent completion state, one of the project consultants, Engineer Balarabe Shehu, has said.
The project was started by the past administration in the state and is about to be completed by the administration of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje.
Mr Shehu, who is the chairman MBS Engineering, disclosed this when the governor inspected the facility at Tiga on Friday.
“We are glad to understand that this administration is executing the project with all seriousness and genuine commitment.
“Control Room and Power Houses, among others are completed 100 percent. Hopefully it won’t take us more than 2 or 3 months to commission the project.
“What would even make the project to reach up to two or three months before completion as there are certain issues, particularly the use of the Tiga Dam that the state needs to get permission and clearance from the federal government,” he added.
In his remarks, Mr Ganduje assured that his administration’s readiness to seek permission from federal government.
“We are in touch with the federal Ministry of Water Resources. So very soon this project will see the light of the day,” Mr Ganduje said.
When completed, the governor said, it would take care of the industrial sector of the state.
“Our state will bounce back to its industrial might. This 10 Megawatts, as we mentioned will take care of our industries and street lights in the metropolis.”
He further revealed that similar project is ongoing at Challawa Dam. “Our priority is to make sure that problem of electricity supply is solved and investment will thrive in the state. We are simply creating more enabling environment for businesses to bounce back,” the governor said.
“Other small businesses will also thrive. And that will go a long way in addressing unemployment problem among our people.”