The Federal Government on Friday inaugurated a 40 megawatts Dadinkowa multipurpose hydroelectric dam in Gombe State.
Performing the inauguration on behalf of the President, the Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu, said the power situation would be remedied to a significant extent.
He explained that aside from augmenting power challenges in the country, the dam would also provide agricultural opportunities to farmers.
He said, “It has been connected to the national grid to deliver 40 megawatts of electricity. The power project is an integral part of the Dadinkowa multipurpose dam with the goal of providing 6,000 hectares of irrigation, 40 megawatts of electricity and 30,000 cubic metre of water supply to Gombe.
“I’m happy to inform this August gathering that the statutory inspection by relevant testing and certification of a unit of the power plant by relevant agencies of Government have been completed making the power plant ready for commissioning.”
“The three-unit turbines were activated and a generation capacity test was conducted with stakeholders between 18 and 21 March 2020 with the concessionaire satisfactorily completing the power plant in December 2020.”
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