As top leaders from Taraba state converged in Abuja to discuss the way forward in the actualization of the Mambilla Hydropower dam project, Taraba state Governor, Arc. Darius Dickson Ishaku said the sensitization meeting was organized by his administration to demonstrate the state’s readiness to support the various initiatives of the Ministry of Power.
Governor Ishaku stressed that he was impressed with the determination of the Federal government in carrying out the project and noted further that the appointment of a Minister of Power from Taraba state was a very important decision in the realisation of the dream.
He implored the federal government to ensure that Taraba State benefits from the project.
He said the sensitization committee will ensure that communities buy into the projects by agreeing to be compensated and relocated.
According to him, the dam will impact agriculture, tourism and other aspects of the lives of the people.
Pledging the unalloyed support of his administration, Governor Ishaku said road construction to the site of the project is ongoing.
Earlier in his remarks, the Minister of Power, Engr. Sale Mamman, said the President has ensured everything is in place to ensure the project is actualised.
The sensitization meeting was attended by traditional rulers, political leaders and members of the Taraba Executive Council.
Also in attendance are Senators Yusuf A Yusuf (Taraba Central), Senator Shuaibu Lau (Taraba North), Reps. David Abel Fuoh.
Others are Speaker of the Taraba state House of Assembly, Dr. Alkinjo Joseph, the Minister of State, Power, Goddy Jedy Agba, and other stakeholders from the region.
The event is being held at the Transcorp Hilton in the federal capital territory, Abuja.