The proposed Kafin Zaki dam in Bauchi State, is to be re-designed to accommodate the interests of communities in Yobe and Jigawa states.
Vice President Namadi Sambo stated this in Bauchi on Saturday during the North East Zonal Rally of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
He said that President Goodluck Jonathan, who authorized the re-designing of the dam, had also directed that work should commence on the project.
Sambo also said that the completion of another dam in Taraba, the Mambilla Hydropower project, would transform the North East sub-region.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Kafin Zaki dam, initiated many years ago, could not be completed as a result of objection raised by some state governments.
The states had insisted that construction of the dam would affect the flow of water from the river to their communities but Bauchi State government argued that the project would be of immense benefit to all communities. (NAN)
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