The discovery of coal deposits in commercial quantity in Sokoto State is a very welcome development, because if a Federal cabal has been avoiding coal exploitation in Enugu to marginalize the Igbo, they will now find it harder to do so.
I must commend Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal for already planning the construction of a 40mw coal-fired power station to exploit the coal. I call on Enugu State Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi to borrow a leaf from Governor Tambuwal in this respect.
Coal has the answer to Nigeria’s electricity problems because there is less demand for it than gas which is currently used. But for some strange reason, its use is avoided like a plague in the bid to solve Nigeria’s power problem. Interestingly, it is available in commercial quantities, but the largest deposits lie in Enugu.
Because of governments refusal to exploit coal, many businesses have closed down, and many Nigerians have died without ever experiencing constant electricity supply.