Independent Power Plant, IPP, initiated by the immediate past Governor Aliyu Wammakko, which was 90 percent completed has been reported abandoned.
The project, according to a close source was awarded to an American firm at the cost of N3.8 billion initially, but later raised to N5.8 billion, yet still suffered setback.
Wammakko initiated the project to complement the current power supply by providing another 30 megawatt of electricity in Sokoto metroplis.
Former Governor of River State, Mr. Romtimi Amaechi, who was in Sokoto last year to Commission projects initiated by his counterpart, the immediate past Governor Wammakko commended the Governor for the good initiative, but in fact queried the rationale for using gas, which is costly as source of energy.
He equally advised that alternative Bio-energy, which is lesser in terms cost of maintenance ought to have been used.
Up till today, the project is yet to undergo test running. The foreign firm confirmed the project is 100 percent completed, but now awaiting transformer to connect to national grid, which is another cost implication.
Meanwhile, Rt Hon. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has promised to complete all projects embarked upon by the immediate past government of Wammakko.
As at press time, four months to handing over, there is nothing to show on the capital project.
Effort to see the former Secretary to the State Government who oversees the affairs of the IPP at initial period up till its completion did not yield result as he declined comment.


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