In News by stephen abiodun on the 14th, September, 2020

BREAKING: Disregard Faux Information, No Burst Of Kainji Dam – NIHSA

Kainji dam burst fake news

The Nigeria Hydrological Companies Company (NIHSA), on Monday urged Nigerians to ignore ongoing stories of an explosion in Kainji Dam, describing it as ‘faux information’.

NIHSA Director-Normal, Mr Clement Nze in a press release,  famous that the dam is secure and no explosion by any means occurred within the dam.

The dam is situated in New Bussa city, Borgu Native Authorities Space of Niger.

Based on him, the Nigeria hydrological providers company works in synergy with operators of all main dams throughout the nation, and haven’t reported any incidence.

Nothing occurred to the dam, nothing of such, though the dam is full, due to what is going on within the Niger Republic and extra water, there is no such thing as a risk by any means.

“Most people, particularly the print and digital media, ought to disregard the web faux information claiming that there was an explosion in Kainji Dam.

“I can authoritatively verify that Kainji Dam is secure, no explosion by any means within the dam.

“After studying the web information, I put a name throughout to the Hydrologist, who was holding a administration assembly on the dam web site at that second, he knowledgeable me that there was nothing like that,” he mentioned.

Nze added that NIHSA’s Gauge Readers working throughout the catchment space had not reported such an incident.

Kainji, opened in 1968, was designed to have a producing capability of 960 megawatts (1,290,000 hp).

Nonetheless, solely eight of its 12 generators had been put in, decreasing the capability to 760 megawatts (1,020,000 hp).

The dam generated electrical energy for all the massive cities in Nigeria, whereas among the electrical energy generated is bought to the neighbouring Niger Republic.

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