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How Jonathan Killed Mambila Project And Threw Nigeria Into Darkness, Chinese Company Tells Buhari

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The Managing Director of CGGC, a Chinese Construction Company that has been working on the Mambilla Power Project, Mr. Zhang Heng, has said that the immediate past President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan and his government refused to pay the Nigerian counterpart fund for the project, thus reducing the capacity of the power sector to meet the nation’s need..
Heng, who led his company’s delegation on courtesy visit to President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja today, emphasised that, work on the  Mambilla project was being delayed as a rrsult of the failure of previous administrations to provide the counterpart funding specified in the agreement with the Chinese government.
This was even as President Buhari made it clear that his administration will not joke with such project, stressing that he would give the highest possible priority to the rapid improvement of power supply across Nigeria.
President Buhari said that it was quite regrettable that power generation in Nigeria had failed to keep pace with national needs over the years, saying that his administration will ensure that the Mambilla project and other unfinished hydro-power projects in the country are completed expeditiously to boost power supply in the country.
“I am very much interested in Mambilla and other hydro-power projects, not only for the improvement of power but also  for irrigation as  both power and irrigation projects will help to improve the lives of Nigerians.
“I am going to ask for details of the Mambilla Hydro-Power Project and others. Very soon, we will get together and redefine the project agreements for faster results.”
The CGGC delegation was accompanied to the Presidential Villa by Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara State.

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