By Gabriel Yough
President Muhammadu Buhari has been advised to immediately complete the Mambilla Hydro Power Project to increase the energy potentials of Nigeria and pave way for more development.
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo gave this Charge in Jalingo on Friday while speaking with newsmen after visiting the site of the power project.
Obasanjo said that the project which was sited in Mambilla during his administration would be of great benefit to the region and to Nigeria and as such must be quickly completed.
He added that the cost of completing the project was rising by the day stressing that it would be better to complete it now that wait for when it would be more expensive.
“I sited the Mambilla Hydro Power Project on the plateau due to the great potentials it has for electricity generation for the country.
“Nigeria must complete the project because the cost is getting higher by the day, and if we do not do it today, we must have to do it tomorrow,” he said.
The former president said he was in the state to assess some of the projects he started in the past in order to grow the economy of Taraba and the country.
He said that Taraba State possed great resources that could be harnessed for the development of Nigeria.
The ex-President also charged Pesident Buhari to revive the Kakara Tea Factory on the Mambilla plateau which was established in the 1970’s when he (Obasabjo) was Head of State.
“We started so many things on the Mambilla Plateau such as the tea factory, livestock, vegetable farms, Rice farm in Gassol among others for the nation’s economic growth.
“I have come to the state to assess the state of those projects in order to advise the government of the day on how best to handle them,” he added.