FG approves $40m 20mw power project in Escravos

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The Federal Government’s approval of a 20-megawatts $40million gas power station in Escravos, Warri, Delta State, has improved hope for peace in the areas, The Nation reports.

It was gathered that Acting President Yemi Osinbajo gave the go-ahead for the project, which has been in the pipeline since 2012, during a meeting with representatives of the Delta State government and management of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) in Abuja, last weekend.

The gas-powered plant will light up riverside communities, including those in Gbaramatu clan, hometown of Government Ekpemupolo (Tompolo), and Ugborodo, site of Chevron’s multibillion-dollar Escravos Gas-to-Liquid Project and tank farm and dozens of others.