Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


Terror won't stifle Borno power projects

14 April 2014, 12:16Augustine Osayande

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

For the latest on national news, politics, sport, entertainment and more follow us on Twitter and like our Facebook page.


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
1 comment
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Nigeria @ 56: Words to my green f...

A leader’s job is not to dictate, but rather to be respected, admired and be a trustee, of the land we love, with so much potential, a land which should be freer than free. Its still a long way to fufilling our destiny! Read more...

Submitted by
Isaac Asabor263
Recession: An opportunity for Nig...

The recession should be seen as an opportunity for the country’s promotion as long as we all collectively conduct ourselves in a patriotic manner, writes Isaac Asabor.  Read more...

Submitted by
Black and White

We want to imitate the whites in everything because we are ignorant of our inherent originality and content. We spend all our Naira to acquire his inventions because we so oblivious of our natural endowments that we allow him have it for free. Read more...

Submitted by
Nate Nat
Adamawa State University Mubi: A ...

ADSU integrity forum has accused the Sunday Joshua Wugira, a lawyer, of adopting unorthodox tactics by abusing his privilege by attacking the integrity of ADSU Vice Chancellor Dr. Moses Zira Zaruwa, writes a News24 reader. Read more...

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
My Country Nigeria (Part One)

Poetry by Abdulsalam Jubril.

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
Recession, dearth in leadership a...

Every leader has the opportunity to become great and making himself immortal in the lives and hearts of people for generations to come. Will Mr. President seize this opportunity?, questions Abdulsalam Jubril. Read more...