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  • Updated: June 24, 2024

Kebbi: Governor Idris intensifies efforts to improve electricity supply

Kebbi: Governor Idris intensifies efforts to improve electri

Kebbi State Governor, Nasir Idris has intensified efforts towards improving and attaining a steady and regular power supply across the state.

The Governor's Special Adviser on Power and Politics, Alhaji Kabir Sani Giant disclosed this when he received residents of Adamu Alieru Housing Estate in Birnin Kebbi, the state capital. 

He revealed that part of the governor's efforts to address the issue of power supply in the state was the procurement of 40 new transformers and accessories worth N520 million.

He added that the governor has initiated a process to purchase 40 more transformers in July and raise the power capacity in the state from 7.5 MVA to 15 MVA.

The Governor's aide also told the guests who visited to appreciate the governor for the new 500 KVA transformer recently allocated to the area that Governor Idris has placed electricity supply top of his agenda in recognition of the importance of power to the well-being of the people and socio-economic development of the state.

He said: "A major priority of the transformation policy of Comrade Nasir Idris is the provision of uninterrupted electricity supply which serves as the foundation for economic and industrial growth. The Governor has made a remarkable performance in achieving this target objective.

"He has purchased and distributed forty new transformers while another consignment of a similar number would be procured and installed in different communities in July.

"At present, the Governor has ordered a general survey throughout Kebbi State to determine peculiar projects desired by inhabitants of various locations. He is committed to executing such projects. 

"Look at the ongoing urban renewal of the state capital, Birnin Kebbi by the Governor, the town has completely transformed into a beautiful city."

The Governor's spokesperson, Yahaya Sarki disclosed this in a statement on Monday, adding that Alhaji Giant announced that the governor would construct a 5-kilometre road in the housing estate.

He said: "I am announcing to you that after the completion of the projects under execution, the Governor would construct 5 kilometres of road including drainages in the Alieru Housing Estate."

Earlier speaking, the community spokesperson who doubles as the governor's spokesperson expressed appreciation to the residents for the gesture.

He said: "For a very long time, Alieru Housing Estate has been experiencing power outages as a result of the low capacity transformer in place which has been overwhelmed by overloading.

"The SA Power and Politics, who is also a resident of the area has brought succour to us for including our area among places to enjoy the services of the new transformers procured by Governor Kauran Gwandu, we are grateful to our leader, the Governor and his Special Adviser on Power and Politics for this highly kind gesture."

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