Bauchi State Government has provided thirty-two 500 and 300 KVA transformers to rural communities in the state.
WikkiTimes learned that the transformers were procured to assist reconnect rural communities in the state to the National Grid.
Alhaji Mustapha Muhammed, the Acting Permanent Secretary Ministry of Power, Science and Technology while presenting the transformers to benefiting communities said the state government has expended three hundred and nineteen million naira for the procurement.
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He said the move was in line with Governor Bala Mohammed-led administration’s rural electrification initiative.
Alhaji Mustapha tasked benefiting communities to take ownership of the transformers provided by protecting them against vandalism.
Leaders of the benefiting communities who spoke to reporters said the move would improve the quality of their lives.
They, however, commended the government for the concern and pledged continuous support for the success of the administration.
In April this year, Bauchi State Government approved N514,000,000 for rural electrition projects in the state. A breakdown of the approved amount indicates that N319,000,000 would be used to reconnect 37 communities to the National Grid while N195,000,000 would be applied to the purchase of transformers and their accessories for 200 communities.