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Presidential Audit Panel Condemns UNIZIK’s Solar Plant Over Poor Execution

Electricity Generating Plant. Photo: Wikipedia
Electricity Generating Plant. Photo: Wikipedia

Report reveals that the presidential audit committee has expressed dissatisfaction over the slow pace of work at the N3.5 billion 3.0 magawatts solar hybrid power plant situated at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University (UNIZIK), Awka, Anambra state.

According to the audit committee, the project is below forty percent (40%) implementation which is not impressive.

Making the observation, the secretary of the presidential monitoring team, Idache Anthony, stated that not only that the project is below 40% completion, it is also behind schedule because it had nine months completion deadline when it was awarded in 2017.

“The level of implementation compared to the time of award is not impressive. If he had given us information we would have known the percentage. But if you ask me, looking at it physically, I can say that this project is not above 40%,” he stated.

Anthony said the project engineer, Charles Edeh, could not provide adequate information about the project.

“From what we are seeing now, we cannot lift the project physically from here to Mr. President to see. The information we provide about the project will form part of our findings that Mr. President will use to ascertain the level of implementation.

“Now that the site engineer cannot provide information for us we are handicapped, so to speak, about our report and what we are going back with,” Anthony added.

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