From Segun Babatunde in Bauchi
Bauchi State Government has provided thirty two, 500 and 300 KVA transformers procured to assist some communities across urban and rural areas who are being faced with challenges of inadequate or total absent of electricity.
This is part of efforts to address the longtime challenges by connecting the communities with National Grid.
Presenting the transformers, the Acting Permanent Secretary Ministry of Power, Science and Technology Alhaji Mustapha Muhammed said the state government has expended N319 million for the procurement.
Mustapha Muhammed who said the move was in line with Governor Bala Mohammed led administration’s rural electrification initiative, called on the benefiting communities to take ownership of the transformers provided by protecting them against vandalism.
Expressing appreciations on behalf of the communities, Alhaji Maigari Muhammed Khanna from Tambari Housing Estate, phase two and Dr. Bala Musa Lukshi from Ibrahim Bako said the move would improve quality of their lives.
They then commended the government for the concern and pledged continuous support towards the success of the administration.