President Muhammad Buhari’s media aide, Bashir Ahmad, shared photos from the Zungeru Hydroelectric Power Station on his Facebook page.
Ahmad added that “Zungeru Hydroelectric Power Station is a 700 megawatts (940,000 hp) hydroelectric power plant under construction. When completed, it will be the second-largest hydroelectric power station in the country, behind the 760 megawatts (1,020,000 hp) Kainji Hydroelectric Power Station.”
Several people, some of whom commented under the post, considered the gesture a mere “damage control”.
You may recall that a BBC Hausa report recently exposed that no work had been done at the site of a similar project at Mambila, Taraba State. This happened despite promises made by successive Nigerian governments in the last 40 years.
The Buhari-led government had especially made promises and talked much about the Mambila project. Bashir Ahmad, among other officials, shared similar pictures of the non-existent project.
However, in today’s post, Ahmad vowed to take people “to a virtual tour of the [Zungeru] project in the coming days”.