His Excellency Professor Babagana Umara Zulum Mni this morning recieved a High Powered Delegation of the NNPC led by it’s GMD/CEO alongside other partners such as, Greensville gas suppliers, Genesis and Quest Energy.
The GMD/CEO Alh. Mele Kolo Kyari disclosed that, the visit is to support the Govt and people of Borno by setting up a power plant in Maiduguri with the collaboration with the state Government. As President Muhammadu Buhari had decleared the next ten years to be gas power years In Nigeria. As such, power plants are to be set up to enable power stability in Maiduguri and its environs.
Emergency power stabilization and improvement project (MEPP) has been initiated and when given the opportunity can set up the plant within 3-4 months which would supply Borno and neigbouring states with power.
In His Remarks, Governor Zulum appreciated the NNPC by commending the GMD over his ressilience since assumption into office cutting across all the geo – political zones of the Country.
The Governor further assured that, Borno State Government is ready towards the provison of leadership and all neccessities to enable the smooth kick off, development, implementaion and actualisation of this nobel Project.
He also annouced the Introduction of compressed Natural gas (CNG) engines in Maiduguri to replace the LPG within 6 months.