Nigeria’s oil rich Niger Delta region is set to get a 7,000MW power plant courtesy of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) and a Chinese firm SINOTEC, which is planning the venture.
Managing Director of the NDDC Mr. Nsima Ekere who made the revelation over the weekend said the project will take root from 18 power stations spread across the region.
“We have looked at some indicators and it is obvious that the power requirement for industrial growth in the region is not available.
“So, we need to make deliberate efforts to set up projects that can boost power and attract investors to the region.
“NDDC is interested in setting up the regional power pool to help provide adequate power that would be subsidised for the industrial parks planned for the nine states of the region.
“The power pool arrangement would benefit all Niger Delta people,” he said.