14 April 2016
President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday pledged to the completion of the 4,000 megawatts Mambilla Hydro-electric power project and all other outstanding joint projects under the previous administration.
In a meeting with the premier of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China, Mr. Li Keqiang, President Buhari expressed his regret over the failure of the past governments to meet Nigeria’s end of the agreements in joint projects with China.
According to Garba Shehu, the senior special assistant on media and publicity, the President told the Chinese Premier that his administration was committed to the completion, in the shortest possible time, of all joint power, rail, road and aviation projects that would directly and quickly improve the lives of Nigerians. President Buhari said he was particularly keen on actualizing the Mambilla Power Project because of its huge potential to boost employment and national economic growth.
The Chinese Premier assured President Buhari that China was ready to work with his administration to complete all joint projects, including the Mambilla Power Project.