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Nigeria Aims for 30GW Electricity Generation by 2030, Says President Buhari

 

President Buhari launches Kashimbila multipurpose dam, announces readiness of Zungeru and Dadinkowa power plants for inauguration.

President Muhammadu Buhari has inaugurated the Kashimbila Multipurpose Dam, 40MW Hydropower Station, and associated infrastructure in Taraba State. The project aligns with the government’s goal of achieving 30GW electricity generation by 2030. It is part of the Electricity Vision 30:30:30 initiative, which aims to have renewable energy contribute at least 30% to the energy mix.

The Kashimbila Multipurpose Dam was primarily constructed to address the potential collapse of Lake Nyos in Cameroon and prevent flooding. Additionally, it incorporates a hydropower station, water supply scheme, irrigation system, airstrip, and tourism potential.

The first phase of the project includes the installation of substations, transmission lines, and rehabilitation of existing infrastructure. The water supply component and irrigation scheme are also progressing well.

President Buhari highlighted the readiness for the inauguration of the 40MW Dadinkowa Hydropower Plant in Gombe State and the 700MW Zungeru Hydropower Plant in Niger State.

The President expressed appreciation to the ministries involved in delivering the Kashimbila Project and called for increased collaboration among various government agencies for infrastructure development. He also commended the host communities and individuals affected by the project for their cooperation and support.

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