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Lagos Tackles Rural Power Challenges

In a bid to increase power generation in the country, the Lagos State Government has boosted electricity supply to rural communities with the commissioning of about 50 new transformers.

These have been commissioned in Badagry, Epe, Ikorodu and Ibeju- Lekki Local Government Areas.
Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Local Government and Community Affairs, Jafar Sanuth, said the development was part of the present administration’s effort to fulfil its promise during the inauguration earlier this year.

“This is part of the governor’s pledge at inauguration, to run a government that will implement programmes that will make life more meaningful and better Lagosians. The connection of the transformers would greatly improve power supply in the communities as well as create enabling environment for job creation and reduce migration from the rural to urban areas,” Sanuth said from Lagos.

He said the 49 transformers would reduce the challenge of unsteady power supply that was negatively affecting businesses and making life unbearable for the citizens, especially in the rural communities.

Sanuth said the transformers would be installed and connected to the national grid within the next two weeks.
Sanuth added that second phase would involve the procurement and installation of over 50 transformers that would be distributed to rural communities in Epe, Badagry, Ibeju Lekki and Ikorodu.

Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Community Affairs, Alhaji Tajudeen Quadri, thanked the State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode for the kind gesture. He implored the community leaders to ensure the judicious use of the transformers and guide them jealously from vandals.

 

Source: Champion news

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