Studu tour: Course 44 of NIPSS Kuru visits Gombe Industrial Park, Dadinkowa Hydro Power project.

The Senior Executive Course 44 of the National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies Kuru who where in the state for a Local Government study tour yesterday inspected the ongoing Muhammadu Buhari industrial Park Dadinkowa.

The Commissioner Ministry of Trade and Industries Alhaji Nasiru Mohammed Aliyu who received and conducted the team informed them that the park is built on an expanse of one thousand hectres design to host small, medium and large industries mainly agro based.

Represented by the Director Administration and Finance Babaji Ahmed the Commissioner explains that the multi billion naira project will provide over 50,000 thousand direct and indirect jobs for teeming skilled and unskilled youths in state and beyond.

He disclosed that the project is conceived with the vision of industrializing the state to ensure financial independence in the near future and therefore called on potential investors to take advantage of the park.

The Commissioner said the Industrial Park project was awarded in six lots with the first covering 12 km road network, power, infrastructure and other ground works already at 45 percent completion.

Alhaji Nasiru Mohammed Aliyu further explained that arrangement has reached advanced stage with the Federal Ministry of Power for the supply of about 20 mega watts of electricity from the Dadinkowa hydro power plant to ensure uninterrupted power to the park.

At the Dadinkowa hydro power plant the team was received by the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources Idris Buba Yambiyu on behalf of the Commissioner Alhaji Shehu Madugu

While the NIPSS participants were conducted round by the representative of operating company Engineer Jasmine Jayahara.

While at the Dam site the Area Manager Upper Benue River Basin Development Authority Engineer Caleb Tawana managers of dam explained that the Dadinkowa Dam is a multi purpose in design.

Engineer Caleb Tawana said the the components of the dam were to serve irrigation, hydro power and Water supply but regretted that since completion and commissioning many years ago, it has not been effectively put into use.

Joshua Danmalam information officer SSG’S Office.

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