The Senate expressed reservation over the actualisation of the Mambila power project, describing it as a mirage.
The Chairman, Senate Committee on Power, Benue State Sen.Gabriel Susuwan said this at the 2023 budget defence of government Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) under the Ministry of Power in Abuja.
He said that the project was a mirage as far as National Assembly was concern because money has been budgeted for many years and there was nothing on ground.
He said the initial scope of the project was slightly about 3,000 megawatts, saying that there were issues.
He said that his committee has directed the Minister of Power to ask the permanent secretary and other desk officers to appear before it to explain how the yearly budgetary allocations for Mambila has been utilised.