Miner ETA-Zuma announced it plans to build a 300 MW coal-fired power plant in Nigeria. The firm which obtained a licence to develop a 1200 MW thermal plant will first build a 300 MW plant due to investment’s size, revealed the company’s chief executive Joseph Avalogu.

The plant is to be built in Itobo, Kogi State. The chief executive told News Agency of Nigeria that construction works would start before the end of 2016 and last 13 months.

Mr Ayalogu highlighted that his firm was aware of the health and environmental issues related to woal and indicated that it took optimal measures regarding the management of the plant’s waste.