Nigeria: Corps’ potential actualizes Mambila Hydro-Power Project

By Oluwaseun Sonde

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The Representatives of North-East Governors’ Forum has described the National Youths Service Corp NYSC Scheme as a critical stakeholder in the actualization of the multi-billion Naira Mambila Hydro-Power Project.

The leader of the delegation, Mijinyawa Yahaya representing Gombe State stated this on Friday, when he led other members of the group on a courtesy visit to the NYSC Director-General, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim in his office in Abuja.

The Group, which is a fact-finding committee constituted by Governors of the six states in the North-East, revealed that Corps Members’ potentials are very strategic to the power project.

Malam Yahaya who commended the NYSC for its role in national unity and socio-economic development of the country added that there was the need for all stakeholders on the project to synergise.

He decried that after forty years that the project was conceptualized, there is nothing concrete to show for it, hence the need for the committee to interface with stakeholders and come up with a report that would ensure a smooth take-off and timely completion of the project.

“NYSC is a strategic partner in the Mambila Hydro-Power Project and with regards to manpower, there is no other place to go than the NYSC”.

“Thirty percent of the funding will grow from local contents and we are here to strategize on areas of synergy to ensure that the project reaches a final conclusion”, he said

In his remarks, the Director-General of National Youth Service Corps, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim assured the readiness of Corps Members to see to the actualization of the project.

He said Corps Members are full of potentials that can be tapped for national development, but requested that a conducive environment including adequate security and welfare, be provided for them by members of the public.

He stated that the NYSC mobilizes more than 350,000 Corps Members annually to foster unity and enhance national development.

“The human capacity of our Corps Members are enormous. We are determined as a proactive Scheme, and l can assure you that our Corps Members are very available.”, the DG said.

Other Members of the delegation include; Engr. Stephen Abubakar – Bauchi State, Engr. Bukar Buni – Yobe State, Engr. Ibrahim Njidda – Borno State, Mr John T. Yarafa – Taraba State, Barr. Babayola Toungo – Adamawa State and the MD, Hypertech, Mustapha Muhammed.

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