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Right of Way issues hindering power transmission projects – NEC

The National Economic Council (NEC) has said issues of Right of Way (RoW) resolutions are hindering power transmission projects in the country. Governor Inuwa Yahaya…

The National Economic Council (NEC) has said issues of Right of Way (RoW) resolutions are hindering power transmission projects in the country.

Governor Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State said this while briefing State House reporters after a virtual NEC meeting presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday in Abuja.

The governor, who said the Minister of Power updated the council on the power situation in the country, added that NEC was briefed on the on-grid power generation which also resulted in grid collapses on March 14 and March 15.

“A key observation came up that need urgent attention is the issues ROW that has hampered billions of Naira of Transmission projects that are meant to strengthen and expand the grid.

“Most of these projects are stalled or delayed because of gaps in implementation of RoW resolutions that state governments are responsible for.

“Currently, there are 32 projects across multiple states stalled or that have been unable to begin post approval.

“The projects account for an investment of 137 million dollars that the Nigerian public is unable to realise value from due to these intractable issues,’’ he said.

Yahaya said NEC was urged to review the situation with a view to having the issues addressed by the affected states.