National Economic Council (NEC) has said that issues of right of way (RoW) resolutions are hampering power transmission projects.
Gombe State governor Inuwa Yahaya disclosed this to State House correspondents after a virtual National Economic Council (NEC) meeting presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo yesterday in Abuja.
Yahaya said the minister of power updated the council on the power situation in the country.
He said the council was briefed on the on-grid power generation which also resulted in grid collapses on March 14 and March 15.
“A key observation that needs urgent attention is the issue of RoW that has hampered billions of naira of transmission projects that are meant to strengthen and expand the grid.
“Most of these projects are stalled or delayed because of gaps in implementation of RoW resolutions that state governments are responsible for.
“Currently, there are 32 projects across multiple states stalled or that have been unable to begin post approval.
“The projects account for an investment of 137 million dollars that the Nigerian public is unable to realise value from due to these intractable issues,’’ he said.
The governor said that NEC was urged to review the situation with a view to having the issues addressed by the affected states.
He said that the minister of finance, budget and national planning presented an update to the council on federation accounts