The Minister of Budget and Economic Planning, Senator Atiku Bagudu, has assured prompt intervention of Federal Government for the restoration of power to Kebbi.
Bagudu gave the assurance when he visited the scene of the substation of TCN in Birnin Kebbi alongside Kebbi Deputy Governor, Alhaji Umar Abubakar.
Abubakar, the immediate past Governor of the state also described the incident as devastating which required the collaboration of the eminent sons of the state.
"I come here to commiserate with the state government on the inferno at this TCN station.
“I came here with the deputy governor and we are ready to collaborate with the state government to ensure electricity supply is restored as quickly as possible.
“I use this opportunity also to commend Gov. Nasir Idris for all his giant strides which we are seeing everyday.
“He is doing a good job to ensure Kebbi State continue to prosper.
”I know how passionate the governor is when it comes to the issue on how to ensure we move the state forward.”
According to Bagudu, Idris was the only governor at the recent screening of the Minister- nominees from the morning till evening.
"Our prayer is that, Kebbi State will continue to be united, we should continue to give support to our leaders especially governor Idris so that our dear state will continue to prosper.”
Bagudu also condoled the state over the demise of Sheikh Abubakar Giro.
He said that he was in the Palace of the Emir of Argungu, Alhaji Samaila Mera and the deceased’s home to condole them over the death of the renowned Islamic scholar.
Earlier, Abubakar informed the minister that the electricity would be temporarily restored to some parts of the state on Tuesday.
“From what we have gathered from the TCN, from the engineers on the site, I am happy to say that the engineers are working round the clock.
“I think before, our thought was that we are going to be in darkness for three weeks or two months.
“But now, they are going to restore electricity very soon as they are working round the clock and they have found a big transformer which is as big as those ones that were burnt.
“Today probably, tonight or tomorrow, some parts of the state will be restored with electricity,” he said.
The deputy governor commended Bagudu for his support to the state and the condolence over the late Islamic scholar’s death.