FG initiates process of revamping and utilization of Enugu coal deposits

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The President Muhammmadu Buhari led administration, last week, kick-started a process towards revamping the abandoned coal deposits in Enugu State, Daily Post reports.

The Presidency has mandated the Minister of Mines and Steel Development, His Excellency, Dr Kayode Fayemi to facilitate the process of revamping Enugu coal so as to generate electricity and employment for millions of unemployed youth in the South-East geo-political zone.

 Sequel to Fayemi’s visit to Enugu recently, the State Government on Thursday opened discussions with a South-African firm, Simang Group as its technical partners towards the exploitation of the coal deposits in the state for purposes of power generation.

The chairman of Simang Group, Mr. Steve Paddy, said they intend to start with 600 megawatts of electricity and upscale it subsequently. An elated Governor Ugwuanyi said revamping of Enugu coal will generate electricity which is an enabler that has a multiplier effect on the growth of the economy and thanked President Buhari for this laudable programme.