Monday, 6 May 2013

FG Targets 20,000MW, approves $3.7billion to improve power

The Federal Government last week has approved the sum of $3.7 billion
dollars to improve power transmission so as to wheel 20,000mw.

This was disclosed by Vice President Namadi Sambo at a meeting with
Nigeria Canadian association greater Toronto area.

At the interactive session attended by a large crowd, the Vice
President took time to explain the happenings in Nigeria in terms of
infrastructural as well as social development .

He noted that the President Jonathan administration was committed to
the provision of the necessary infrastructure and that efforts are
being exerted in the areas of power supply, transportation ,aviation ,
ICT , agriculture ,provision of affordable healthcare services,
addressing the educational advancement issues and the provision of
good governance.

He called on members of the diaspora to come home and be part of the
new horizon . He appreciated the contributions of the diaspora to
national development and said that it was in recognition of their
contributions that a diaspora bond of one billion naira was set up and
requested them to key in to such a laudable initiative .

Earlier the President of the Nigeria Canadian association, Fabian
Nwoha expressed the desire of the association to contribute positively
to the development of the nation but were reluctant due to the
reported negative incidences and other vices.

He noted that with the new development being witnessed they were
confident in the ability of government to deliver on their promises.
He used the occasion to remind government on its promise to provide a
consular office in Toronto so as to help ease emerging diplomatic

The Nigerian High Commissioner to Canada Dr. Ojo Madueke was full of
encomiums to the Canada Nigeria association stating that they
represent the future Nigeria that will import their talent and know
how into the country .

Highlights of the events were questions and answer sessions which
focused on security, voting rights, women's rights, corruption and
infrastructural development .

Present at the occasion were the Governors of Akwa Ibom and Kaduna
States and the ministers of education , internal affairs , state works
and the PDP national chairman.

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