President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday received assurances from the Joint Venture Partners handling the 3,050 Megawatts Mambilla Hydro-electric Plant that arrangements had reached advanced staged for the commencement of the project early 2019.

The President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, said in a statement in Abuja, that Buhari received the assurance at a meeting with Prof. Lyu Ze Xiang, the President of CGCC, the construction company handling the project, in Beijing, China.

Shehu said the President asked to be briefed on time lines for the commencement of work, following his highly successful meeting with the Chinese leader, Xi Jinping. The Nigerian President, who likened the Mambilla to China’s Three Gorges Dam, said given the significance of the project to Nigeria’s socio-economic development, there was a need for its speedy completion.

Source: The Eagle