APC calls for action to revive Enugu coal deposits

APC calls for action to revive Enugu coal deposits

Sunday, July 27, 2014 10:52 pm

Enugu – The All Progressives Congress (APC) in the South-East on Sunday in Enugu called on the Federal Government to facilitate the revival of the coal deposits in Enugu State.

The call is contained in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) by the party’s spokesman in the zone, Mr Osita Okechukwu.

It said this would help to increase the revenue base of the country.

The statement however lamented the delay in the planned seismic survey to determine the quantity of the deposits.

“The delay is not healthy for the development of the state and the country at large,’’ it said.

The statement said the delay was also restraining international interventions and competitive bidding on the project.APC_Logo

“President Goodluck Jonathan promised the people of the South-East during the party’s zonal rally for the 2011 presidential election, that he will revamp the Enugu coal deposits to produce over 1,000 megawatts of electricity.

“The federal government should fulfill this promise to generate more revenue and improve the standard of living of the people of the area.

“Enugu State is sitting on top of a huge coal deposit worth billions of dollars,’’ it said.

The statement appealed to the Federal Government to keep the people of the area abreast of latest developments on the project as a way of ensuring good governance.(NAN)

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