Abuja - Minister of State for Power, Mohammed Wakil, has assured that federal government projects in troubled states of Borno and Yobe will be completed on schedule despite the security challenge.
The minister gave this assurance in Maiduguri during a visit to the site of a 33 KVA transmission substation located along Damboa/Biu Road in Borno state.
He said the administration of President Goodluck Jonathan remained committed to make the people of Yobe and Borno states happy despite the spate of Boko Haram attacks in the two states.
The minister explained that the briefing by project managers showed that the substation is was 80 percent complete with work ongoing to ensure completion at the earliest possible time.
He said the substation is designed to strengthen power supply to Borno State which he said currently has very low level of power supply.
“I am glad to announce that despite the insurgency, power projects and other federal projects are ongoing. Our people are undaunted in their determination to benefit from the transformation agenda of thePresident. I commend the project team for not bowing to terror. This is a demonstration of commitment that I cannot describe,” he said.
Wakil commended the presidency, the security agencies, the civilian Joint Task Force, the state government for joining hands to restore security to Borno State.
He appealed to security agencies to beef up security around projects site in the state to avoid surprise attacks by insurgents.
“Aside the transmission substation, a major transformer to boost power supply in the state will arrive latest by June or thereabout. All arrangements have been completed for immediate installations. Rural electrification projects of the Federal Government are also ongoing,” Wakil promised.
– CAJ News
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