A Federal Government agency, the Benin-Owena River Basin Development Authority, said the N8 billion Jattu Dam in Edo will be completed in 2028.
Managing Director of Benin-Owena River Basin Development Authority, Mr Saliu Ahmed, made the declaration on Saturday at the dam site in Ayoghena, Etsako West Local Government Area of Edo, during site visitation and the first meeting report of stakeholders.
At the visitation were officials of the Federal Government, those of the Edo State Government and the contracting firms – Prospective Multilink Ltd. and Havage Engineering Services Ltd. Joint Venture.
He said Edo State had committed 25 per cent counterpart funding on the project, the contract awarded by the Federal Government in April.
“This is a special project of the Federal Government through the Federal Ministry of Water Resource and co-financed by the Edo State government.
“Edo State has committed 25 per cent counterpart funding for the project”, he stated.