The federal government has inaugurated a 10-megawatts Independent Power Plant (IPP) electricity to boost power supply at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.
Inaugurating the project, the Minister of State for Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, emphasised the significance of the project, stating that it was a response to the deficiency identified with the new international terminal of the airport, which power demand could not be met by existing electricity supply at the airport.
He explained that the new terminal meant additional power needed for the airport, adding that the government decided to engage the independent power provider to address the challenge.
“It is very significant that we commission this project now because immediately we took over office, Mr President directed that we must complete all ongoing projects including that at Abuja airport.
“There was a lot of planning…