Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Nigeria to generate 30 percent of electricity with coal in 2015

The Federal Government said it would utilise coal resource across the country to generate 30 percent of electricity by 2015.

Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Musa Muhammad Sada, made this known in Lokoja when he visited Governor Idris Wada, said a statement yesterday by the ministry's spokesman, Marshal Gundu.

He said everything was being done in the sector to achieve that through collaboration with investors and stakeholders.

Sada was on a working visit to the coal mine of Eta-Zuma Group West Africa Limited at Okobo in Anpka Local Government Area of Kogi State.

"We are ready to partner with anybody who has the wherewithal towards the actualisation of that mandate. We can talk to such persons and they can talk to us," he said.

Responding, Wada said the state was ready to partner with the Federal Government, Eta-Zuma Group West Africa Limited and other investors for the development of the solid mineral endowments in the state.

Daily Trust

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