The Benue State Government has entered an agreement with Contec
Global Energy Limited (CONTEC Global) to establish a 10 megawatts gas-
based power station in the state. The power plant, the first of its kind in
the region, will generate and supply electricity to the Benue Industrial
Estate located in Makurdi, the state’s capital, Daily Trust reports.
A press release by the Public Relations Officer, CONTEC Global, Mr
Uchenna Okeke, yesterday in Abuja said at a meeting with Governor
Samuel Ortom, his Deputy, Benson Abounu and members of his cabinet,
the firm offered an initial proposal to establish a 2mw power station which
was later upgraded to 10mw by a six-member committee set up by the
governor for effective coverage of the industrial estate.
CONTEC’s Project Manager (Energy), Dr. Sashi Mozumder, who gave
details of the project, said the gas-based power generation project to be
established in the state is to commence in 180 days after all preliminary
paper and administrative works on the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) are completed.