ENUGU—All Progressives Congress, APC, South-East geopolitical zone is excited by the promise made to Ndigbo by its presidential candidate, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, (retd) to revamp the abandoned coal deposits in Enugu.
Buhari had, while flagging off his presidential campaign in Enugu, promised to revamp the abandoned coal deposits in the state and use it for electricity generation in the South-East zone.
In a statement yesterday, South-East spokesman of APC, Osita Okechukwu, said Buhari had once again rekindled hope in the people of the South-East that the coal deposits abandoned since the civil war would be revamped.
Okechukwu recalled that in the 70’s and even up till the 80’s, coal in Enugu was used to power the Oji River Power Station, which generated electricity for the Eastern region and beyond.
He said: “Then, electricity from Oji River Power Station served industries in the Eastern Region like Premier Cashew Industry in Oghe, Avop Vegetable Oil Nachi, Sunrise Flour Mills, Aluminium Industry Ohebe Dim, among others.”