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Mambilla hydro power: FEC approves N812m for land demarcation

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The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved N812m for demarcation of the specific area of land to be affected by the Mambilla Hydro Power Project.

Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola disclosed this at the end of the weekly FEC meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House, Abuja.

Fashola said the land demarcation would lead to the enumeration, resettlement, compensation and construction of the Project.

The minister, who said nine land surveying companies that will demarcate specific area of land to be affected by the actual construction of the project, have been engaged.

“Yes, Mambilla is a power project but it is also a critical economic intervention project for growth, employment and for competitiveness of the national economy. People see power, we see an economic enabler and this is the first leg,” he said.

He said a new maintenance policy that will drive maintenance culture in the country was also approved.

Tagged, “ National Public building maintenance frameworks”, Fashola, said it was a precursor to the development of a “maintenance economy” to provide jobs for the unemployed across the country

“We are working towards developing a framework for maintenance of other government assets including roads, bridges and oil assets, across the country.

“We have never developed this type of maintenance economy which we are creating today. With what we have done now, we have started with a National pilot plan for inventory of our national assets and a maintenance procurement manual which will be made available to all the Ministries, Departments and Agencies of government, nationwide,” he said. Daily Trust

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