Zungeru Hydro Power Dam : Bello Sets Up 24-Man Committee on Compensation

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Governor Abubakar Bello of Niger on Wednesday set up a 24-man Committee on the compensation of communities that were affected by  the construction of Zungeru hydro power dam.Bello, who made the announcement in Minna, said that the committee would serve as intermediary between the government and the communities in the compensation process.He said that Alhaji Abdulmalik Cheche, the state Commissioner for Works, would serve as the Chairman of the committee.

The governor said that the construction of additional power generating station in Zungeru would boost power supply in the country and improve the standard of living of the people.“There has been lot of disquiet among the affected communities due to the ongoing construction of the hydro-electric dam located in area.“This committee will investigate and come out with its findings.

‘’It will be based on the findings of the committee that the  government will compensate the affected persons,” he said.The governor  urged members of the committee to be committed and to  come up with modalities for compensation, relocation and settlement of the affected persons.He commended the Federal government for releasing funds to compensate the affected communities.