Fg Wants Speedy Completion Of Mambilla Power Project – President Buhari

Source: thewillnigeria.com

BEVERLY HILLS, April 13, (THEWILL) – President Muhammadu Buhari has pledged that his administration will honour all agreements concluded between Nigeria and China under previous administrations to ensure the speedy completion of outstanding joint projects, including the 4,000 megawatts Mambilla Hydro-Electric Power Project.

Speaking on Wednesday at a meeting in Beijing with Mr Li Keqiang, the Premier of the State Council of the Peoples Republic of China, President Buhari regretted the failure of past governments to meet Nigeria’s obligations in joint projects with China.

A statement by Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, disclosed that the President told the Chinese Premier that his administration was committed to the completion, in the shortest possible time, of all joint power, rail, road and aviation projects that will directly and quickly improve the lives of Nigerians.

“President Buhari said that he was particularly keen on actualizing the Mambilla Power Project because of its huge potential to boost employment and national economic growth,” the statement read.

“The Chinese Premier commended ongoing efforts by the Buhari Administration to improve Nigeria’s infrastructure.

“He assured the President that China was ready to work with his administration to complete all joint projects, including the Mambilla Power Project.”

Story by David Oputah