By Michael Eboh
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, yesterday, said it is partnering with private investors to build power generating plants with combined capacity of 4,600 megawatts, MW, power plants in Abuja, Kaduna and Kano states.
The NNPC in a statement issued in Abuja, also stated that it had directed all its depots nationwide to stop loading tankers with loading capacity above 40, 000 litres.
Group Managing Director of the NNPC, Mr. Maikanti Baru, disclosed this in the statement during a courtesy call on him by the Executive Governor of Niger State, Mr. Abubakar Sani Bello.
Baru said the NNPC, in partnership with private investors would build the power generating plants to support the Federal Government’s effort to provide stable electricity in the country.
He said: “As part of the drive to establish power plants to augment the power supply in the country, the Federal Executive Council has recently approved the Ajaokuta-Abuja-Kaduna-Kano Gas Pipeline project, to be financed through Public Private Partnership (PPP).
“The project comes with other auxiliary ones which include 1350megawatts, 900megawatts and 2350megawatts of power generation plants in Abuja, Kaduna and Kano respectively.”
Culled from Allfrica.com
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