The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, has asked hydro-power stations in Nigeria to ensure stable power supply. Fashola made the request on Monday at a meeting held in Shiroro, Niger State, with the owners of the hydro-power stations across Nigeria, Channels TV reports.
At the 5th monthly meeting attended by participants across all the hydro-power stations and distribution firms in Nigeria, the owners of the facilities were asked to make concrete decisions in their various stations to sustain the capacity of their stations and boost distribution. He advised the hydro-power stations and distribution companies to form clusters and stop waiting for the government to resolve their issues of interest. He also told them to hold meetings constantly and take leadership into their hands in decision making.
The Minister applauded the Niger State government for its proactive support and understanding on community issues that were slowing down works at the Zungeru dam project. It was also gathered that the three hydro-dams in Niger State generated over one billion Naira revenue monthly. Consequently, Kainji mainstream has generated over 404 million Naira, Jebba mainstream 405 million Naira and Shiroro (North-South power) 396 million Naira monthly.