The minister for Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, says Federal Government will assist Ashaka Cement Plc to actualize its 16 Megawatts coal power project.
Fashola made the assertion on Saturday while speaking with newsmen during his visit to the factory in Ashaka Village, Funakaye Local Government Area of Gombe State.
While noting that the coal power project still has about a year to its completion, he said his ministry will support the company in whatever way to deliver the project.
Fashola noted that the project will help the energy mix and energy security in the country.
He said during dry season like this when water from dams was low, coal and other sources would help in the generation of power.
The Minister also pointed out that such period was timely for solar power and other sources to complement the hydro-power as was the practice in some countries.
He said such approach would help to balance the sources of energy for effective power supply.
The minister inspected the Dadin-kowa Hydro Power Project and the ongoing construction of the National Housing programme in Gombe State.