The Federal government has assured the government and people of Gombe State that the abandoned 39 MW Dadin Kowa Hydro Electric Dam will be completed and ready for commissioning by October this year.
This cheering news was disclosed by the Acting Director of the Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission, (ICRC), Chidi Izuwah while on a courtesy visit to government house Gombe.
The Dadin Kowa Hydro Electric dam situated in Deba local government area of Gombe State, 45 kilometers from the metropolis, is home to both Hydro Electric Dam, water supply and dry season irrigation.
Abandoned by previous successive administrations, the Hydro Electric Dam is 75 percent completed with both generation and transmission nearing completion. This was undertaken by the Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission, through the Public Private Partnership, PPP.
Briefing the Gombe state governor, the Acting Director General called for more partnership with the state government.
The project seen as a major boost for the transformation of the lives of the northeast especially the people of Gombe.
The Dadin Kowa dam is the second largest dam in the country carrying a capacity of 2.8 billion cubic liters of water generating 39mw of electricity energy changing the narrative of the people in the north east and for the country in search of energy.