Kebbi Gov kicks off distribution of 40 new transformers to communities

 6th June 2024

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Kebbi State Government has kicked off the distribution of 40 new transformers to various communities throughout the state to enhance electricity supply.

Governor Nasir Idris who flagged off
the distribution exercise in Birnin Kebbi tat the premises of Rural Electricity Board,(REB),said the aim of purchased the transformers was to meet the yearnings and aspirations of the people in enjoying regular power supply.

According to him, “as government, we must meet the yearnings and aspirations of our people. We will apply the resources of Kebbi judiciously, what you see is just the beginning, the purchase of transformers is part of my government’s agenda”.

The Governor noted that the administration would do everything possible to enhance power supply and make Kebbi State great.

“We have now procured transformers as well as electrical appliances to install the equipment. We do not want a situation where beneficiaries of the transformers would be levied for their installation. We have made provision for whatever is required”, he assured.

“All the transformers acquired are brand new, not refurbished. My administration does not buy refurbished equipment”, Governor Idris emphasised.

He tasked all the beneficiaries not to allow anybody to temper with the transformers after installation and guard against the theft of armoured cables.

The Special Adviser on Power and Politics, Alhaji Kabiru Sani Giant, announced that the 40 units transformers were purchased at the cost of about N396 million while the accessories were acquired at N120 million.

“Governor Nasir Idris has made it a duty to boost electricity supply in Kebbi for economic growth and societal development. At the time of the TCN fire incident, his intervention not only benefitted the people of the state but also the neighbouring states of Sokoto and Zamfara”, Giant declared.

He enumerated some of the infrastructural development of the governor within a year in office.

SOURCE:THE SUN

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