Governor Umaru Al-Makura of Nasarawa State has set up a 10-man committee to investigate the circumstances that led to the abandonment of the N5.4 billion Farin-Ruwa Independent Power Plant project.
Concise News gathered that the Farin-Ruwa hydro-electricity power project was awarded in May 2004, by former governor Abdullahi Adamu.
The initial project cost was put at N5.4 billion with a completion period of 36 months.
The project, whose execution cost was reviewed upward by Adamu’s successor, Aliyu Doma, has since been abandoned, in spite of the funds, his two predecessors sank into it.
Mohammed Abdullahi, Secretary to the State Government, in a statement on Wednesday in Lafia, said that the committee would be chaired by Ayuba Ayenajeh, the Commissioner of Finance and Economic Planning.
According to him, the committee will also review the Zimbabwean farmers’ project in Panda, Karu Local Government.
Abdullahi said that the committee would also review the concession agreement in respect of all state-owned hotels.
He listed the affected hotels to include the New Keffi Hotel, NIPDC Conference Hotel, Lafia, and the Keffi Club.