The Federal Government has entered into an agreement with a German firm for the development of 350 megawatts Coals Power plant in Gombe State in an effort to improve power supply in the country.
Vice -President Namadi Sambo and Gombe State Governor Ibrahim Dankwambo stated this in Kwami during the inaugurating of the Kwami-Bojude Gombe water expansion, rehabilitation and reticulation project.
Sambo, who added that the project would be undertaken under a Private Public Partnership (PPP) agreement, also announced the approval for the setting up of 123 sub-station to improve power supply .
According to him, arrangement has reached advanced stage for the actualisation of the hydro- electricity component of the Dadin Kowa Dam project.
Also speaking at the occasion, Dankwambo said the Gombe Kwami and Bojude water expansion, rehabilitation and reticulation scheme was awarded at cost of N4.5billion toward addressing the acute water supply problem faced by the people.
The governor added that the project, which would be completed in 18 months, would also cover areas like Tufure, Pantami, Chachaniya, Barude, London Maidorawa and other communities
The vice -president further explained that N4billion had been approved for the upgrading of the Dadin Kowa irrigation scheme under the special intervention fund for agricultural development with the Ministry of Water Resources.
Sambo said that the Ministry of Petroleum Resources and the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) had concluded arrangements for the exploration of hydro carbon in Gombe and Bauchi states in due course.
He further assured Nigerians of the commitment of the federal and state governments to protect lives and property of the people.