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Jonathan To Commission 330KVA Transmission Station In Maiduguri—Minister

By Ibrahim-Gwamna Mshelizza
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The Minster of State Power , Honourable Mohammed Wakil has said that the newly established 330/132KVA transmission station along Maiduguri- Biu road which has reached 90% completion will be commissioned by Mr. President Goodluck Jonathan soon in line with the federal government's transformation agenda of the power sector.

Wakil also said, the project will not only impact positively on the socio- economic development of the people of Borno, but the north east as more investors who abandoned the region will now come back to set up business enterprises that will equally generate employment

The Special Adviser Technical to the Minister, Engineer Baba Umar Mustapha during an inspection tour of the site of the project at the weekend stated this.

Mustapha said," for decades Maiduguri and it's environs have suffered lack of power supply, and with the coming of Wakil as minister in the power sector and support from president Goodluck Jonathan, the minister visited the site of the sub- station last month and promised the people of the state that, he will ensure that resources are deployed to site for its successful completion and take- off."

The Technical Adviser also said that Honourable Wakil deployed all needed transmission equipments including Transformer Accessories, Power oils, among others, and that the work has now reached 90% completion.

Also speaking, the Special Adviser on political matters to the Minister, Alhaji Lawan Gumsiri thanked the President and the Minister for the initiative to see to the supply and installation of all the needed transmission equipment in line with vision 20:20:20 aimed at making adequate electricity supply to all Nigerians.

He said the delivery of these equipment for the completion of the much awaited 30KVA electricity transmission line into Borno and it's neighbouring North Eastern states, has no doubt confirmed the commitment of the Federal government to make a difference in the power sector before the end of Jonathan's first term, adding that the recent electrification of Kautikari and Chibok towns to the national grid is also a welcome development, as it has increased the economic fortunes of the people of the area.