The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation on Wednesday announced that it would build power generating plants with combined capacity for 4,600 megawatts in Abuja, Kaduna and Kano states.
It said the resolve to invest in the power plants was due to the recently approved contract for the construction of the Ajaokuta-Abuja-Kaduna-Kano (AKK) Gas Pipeline, also known as the AKK Pipeline.
The Group Managing Director, NNPC, Maikanti Baru, who disclosed this during a courtesy call on him in Abuja by the Niger State Governor, Abubakar Bello, noted that the corporation, in partnership with private investors, would build the power generating plants to support the Federal Government’s effort to provide stable electricity across the country.
He was quoted in a statement as saying, “As part of the drive to establish power plants to augment the power supply to the nation, the Federal Executive Council (FEC) has recently approved the AKK Gas Pipeline project to be financed through public-private partnership.
“The project comes with other auxiliary ones, which include 1,350MW, 900MW and 2,350MW of power generation plants in Abuja, Kaduna and Kano, respectively.”
He said the NNPC and the private investors would also build fertilizer plants in some parts of the country, one of which would be located at Izzon, Niger State.