Vice President Mohammed Namadi Sambo has frowned at some contractors handling various power projects that are yet to complete their work.
He was particular about the work on the Gwagwalada sub-station which is said to be at 90 percent completion.
Namadi Sambo at the 29th meeting of the Board of Niger Delta Power Holding Company of Nigeria (NDPHC), operators of NIPP, at the State House, Abuja today noted that though the time table for commissioning has been drawn, he is not comfortable with the progress so far made. “I cannot take Mr. President to commission the power project that would fail immediately after commissioning,” he said, and added: “this administration is in a haste to deliver electricity power to Nigerians.”
He however commended the Ministry of Power for setting up the National Power Training Institute (NAPTIN) and undertaking the training of personnel in the power sector.
Namadi Sambo noted that NAPTIN would be able to train the much needed manpower in the power sector, who would be operating the power plants even after privatization.
He wanted the institute to be upgraded in order to attract the patronage of other companies within and outside the country and suggested that the private sector should be involved.
Earlier, the Managing Director of Niger Delta Power Holding Company, Mr. James Olotu, on behalf of Governor Gabriel Suswam of Benue State, briefed the Board on the roadshow recently carried out in June.
He said following the divestiture of the 80% shares of the company which has necessitated the roadshow to attract interests from both local and foreign investors, the exercise was a huge success big turn out in Lagos, London, New York and Hong Kong.
Source :#Greenbarge Reporters