Gov. Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State has commended the Federal Government for approving over N8 billion for the completion of Farin-Ruwa multi-purpose hydropower project in Wamba Local Area of the state.
The governor made the commendation on Thursday in Lafia at an expanded meeting of the state COVID-19 committee.
Sule noted that the Dam, which has the capacity to generate 20 megawatts of electricity, has been taken over by the federal government.
He said expected the power generated from the dam has the capacity to serve the people of Wamba, Akwanga and Keffi Local Government Areas of the state and beyond.
“The project was started by the first executive governor of the state, Sen. Abdullahi Adamu, he said, adding that his administration continued with it before the federal government took over the project.
“Government is a continuum; my predecessor started the project and I continued it before it was taken over; that is the beauty of government.
“Government is a continuum and a lot of government resources have been spent on the projects by the former governor,” Sule added.
He also expressed gratitude to the federal government for taking over the construction of 15-kilometre Sisinbaki-Farin Ruwa road.
He described federal government’s attention on the projects as unprecedented considering the rich potentials endowed in the area, especially the Farin Ruwa Dam which has the capacity to generate 20 megawatts of electricity and other tourist attractions.
He specifically thanked President Muhammadu Buhari for the release of N8 billion for the execution of the two projects, adding that it will boost socio-economic activities in the area.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that the Federal Executive Council had on Wednesday approved over N8 billion for the execution of Farin Ruwa hydropower project.