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FG Promises To Restore Power To North East




The federal government says it remains committed to improving the lives of Nigerians in the North east and has taken all necessary measures to restore the power installations destroyed by Boko Haram insurgents in the region.

It would be recalled that most parts of Borno State have been without power for about five months, a situation that has affected businesses and caused untold hardship for residents.

The minister of state for power, Mohammed Wakil, who was in Maiduguri, the state capital, on Friday to flag off the distribution of relief materials to victims of insurgency in the troubled region, said the all was set for the reinstallation of power not only in Borno but across the North east.

Wakil, who also paid visits to power installations in Borno state, called for cooperation of security agencies in the protection of power infrastructures in the state.

He commended the people of the state for their patience since the power outage began, saying such had never happened in the history of Borno State.

“We should all recall that this outage happened not due to technical fault but because of insurgent attacks on the installation. The Federal Government has taken all necessary steps to ensure that power is restored to the state without further delay,” he said.

The minister said that the federal government was taking a holistic look at the power situation the state and that in due course blackout will be a thing of the past.

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“I want to assure you all that all ongoing power projects are been fast tracked. Just few days ago, an approval was given for a new transformer to compliment the Baga road substation which we all know is now over loaded and aged. This is the first addition to the transmission capacity in Borno State since Maiduguri station was commissioned,” he noted.

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