The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved N812m for demarcation of the specific area of land to be affected by the Mambilla Hydro Power Project.
Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola disclosed this at the end of the weekly FEC meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House, Abuja.
Fashola said the land demarcation would lead to the enumeration, resettlement, compensation and construction of the Project.
The minister, who said nine land surveying companies that will demarcate specific area of land to be affected by the actual construction of the project, have been engaged.
“Yes, Mambilla is a power project but it is also a critical economic intervention project for growth, employment and for competitiveness of the national economy. People see power, we see an economic enabler and this is the first leg,” he said.