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Nigeria Mambilla power plant to cost USD 5.72 billion

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Staff Writer | November 16, 2018
Babatunde Fashola
Africa   Babatunde Fashola

Nan Ng reported that Nigeria’s 3, 050 Megawatts Mambilla Power Plant will cost USD 5.72 billion, Nigeria minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola said arrangements were at an advanced stage to secure the funds from the Chinese government in the form of loans and the project is set to commence from early 2019.

According to Mr Fashola, the Federal Executive Council has approved the project. He said President Muhammadu Buhari is committed to ensuring the urgent commencement of the project, which is expected to be completed within 60 months.

On the level of development of the project, Mr Fashola said that “the progress is that for the first time in over 40 years the federal government has now signed an engineering and procurement contract. President Buhari has made that possible.”

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