Federal government said at the weekend that the 10 megawatts Katsina State Wind Farm has reached 98 per cent completion.
Permanent Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Power, Dr Godknows Igali, who dropped the hint, attributed the delay in the completion of the project to the kidnapping of the French national handling the project.
Igali, in a statement signed by the Deputy Director in charge of Press in the ministry, Mr Timothy Oyedeji, in Abuja, said that the transmission line for the evacuation of the power to be produced was ready through the Transmission Company of Nigeria.
He said that government was committed to ensuring smooth running of this pilot scheme which it planned to replicate in the entire northern region.
The permanent secretary said the government had put in place measures to check the menace of power infrastructure vandalism across the country.
Igali therefore appealed to communities and new owners of power facilities to expose activities of vandals.
He said that the harnessing of wind resource was an integral part of the newly approved national policy on sustainable energy and energy efficiency.

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