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Taraba stakeholders commend Buhari on Mamman’s appointment as Minister for Power



Stakeholders in Taraba have commended President Muhammadu Buhari over the appointment of Alhaji Saleh Mamman as the Minister for Power.

A cross section of those who spoke with the Nigeria News Agency on Thursday in Jalingo said the appointment would facilitate the completion of the 350 mega watts Mambilla Hydro power project.

Alhaji Zakari Ngoroje, the state Coordinator, Buhari Support Organisation ( BSO ) said that the appointment is not an honour to Mamman alone but to the entire state.

According to Ngoroje, that the project is key to the success of the Buhari Administration.

He noted that the minister is in the position to bring to tackle all obstacles in host communities and the state at large that had hindered the completion of the project.

“The minister, being a son of the soil, is in the proper position to interact with the host communities, the two companies assigned with the responsibility of handling the project and the Federal Government for a smooth completion of the project,” he said.

Ngoroje called on Gov. Darius Ishaku to collaborate with the federal government in order to fast tract the completion of the project.

“I want to urge the people of the state not to allow tribal, political and religious sentiments to frustrate works at the site, we should do everything humanly possible to support the completion of the project,” he said.

Also speaking, Alhaji Abdullahi Jalingo, an associate of the minister, described the appointment as a turning point in the development of the state and Nigeria as a whole.

Jalingo noted that, as a electrical engineer, Mamman is better placed to undertake the Mambilla Hydro Electric Power Dam aimed at tackling the power problem in the country.

He also commended Buhari for the appointment, saying the people of the state would continue to support his administration to enable it succeed in delivering dividends of democracy to the people.