The Governor of Benue State, Hon. Gabriel Suswam, has assured international investors of a transparent transaction in the ongoing Nigeria’s sale of ten power plants owned by the Niger Delta Power Holding Company Limited under the National Integrated Power Project (NIPP).
Suswam made this statement, when he represented the Vice-President, Namadi Sambo, as chairman at the Hong Kong and New York phases of the Investors’ Forum and Road Shows for the marketing of the NIPP.
In a statement by the governor’s media aide, Dr. Cletus Akwaya, Suswam confirmed that government decided to adopt an open and inclusive stakeholders and investors’ approach in the sales process of the power projects to engender fairness, provide a level-playing field and confidence in the would-be investors and the public.
He further assured the public and all would-be investors of the viability of the reformed power sector and urged all bidders with the capacity to invest in and run the power plants to take advantage of the transparent procedure of the ongoing investment forum.
Dignitaries, stakeholders and representatives of leaders in the power and energy sectors that witnessed the investment forum include the Governor of Gombe State, Alhaji Ibrahim Dankwambo, the Minister of Power, Prof. Chinedu Nebo, Chairmen of the Senate Committees on Power and Privatisation, Ambassador/Consul General of Nigeria to the United States of America, Senator Barnabas Gemade and Chairmen of the House of Representatives Committees on Power and Privatisation respectively.