The Federal Government has approved a contract for the completion of the 10 megawatts wind power project abandoned in Katsina State since 2012.

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, gave the hint on Wednesday after a meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory. The completion is said to be in line with the government’s effort to increase renewable energy in Nigeria.

The N4.4 billion project was awarded to a French firm, Messrs Vergnet SA in 2010 and was scheduled for completion in 2012, but it has been suffering from many twists and turns that made the completion date unachievable and stalled progress.

Source: Energy Mix