President Muhammadu Buhari has commissioned the Maiduguri Power Project constructed by the Nigeria National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPC Ltd) in Borno State.
The project was to aid the supply of 50 megawatts of electricity to the state.
The project was commissioned on Thursday in Maiduguri, the state's capital.
While commissioning the project, Buhari said it was part of his administration's effort to provide uninterrupted power supply to Nigerians.
He explained that his administration has worked hard to fulfil its promise of tackling the country's age-long electricity challenges.
In a statement by Garba Shehu, Media aide to the president on Thursday, Buhari said: ''The Maiduguri Emergency Power Project is part of an incremental 4,000MW of power generating assets that this administration embarked upon to improve national power supply and stimulate economic growth.
''The aggressive project strategy deployed to complete this project on schedule is a total reflection of Federal Government sensitivities in identifying and easing the plight of the Nigerians; particularly those recovering from the adverse impact of the insurgency in this Northeast region.
''Over the past few years, insurgents had attacked power supply lines along Maiduguri-Damaturu and Maiduguri-Damboa-Biu roads leading to acute power supply shortages to the city of Maiduguri and its environs and crippling the economic activities in the region.
''For this purposeful response, I want to commend the NNPC Ltd for following my directive to ensure the immediate restoration of reliable power supply to Maiduguri within the shortest possible time."
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