THE Minister of Power, Abubakar Aliyu, said today that power supply would be restored to Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, within six weeks.
Aliyu made this known during a courtesy visit to his office in Abuja by the Vice-Chancellor, Borno State University (BSU), Professor Umar Kyari Sandabe, and his management team.
He assured the Vice-Chancellor that the government had employed mini-grid and off-grid solutions to restore power to Maiduguri.
He also informed him that the power restoration was being hastened through an independent power plant project being handled through the Federal government’s policy on off-grid and mini-grid.
The minister also directed the Rural Electrification Agency (REA) to explore ways at which the universities in the state would benefit from the energizing education policy of the Federal government.
Sandabe, commending the minister for his efforts in the power sector, pointed out that the BSU had been out of power supply since 2020 due to the Boko Haram insurgency.
He noted that the generators, despite consuming huge budget funds, had not been providing the adequate needed electricity power for the university’s operations.
He promised that the institution would secure all power projects within its premises once light was restored.