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Jigawa spends N1bn on rural electrification

26 April 2013, 15:05

Dutse- The Jigawa Government on Friday said it had spent more than one billion naira on electrification of 34 communities in 2012.

Alhaji Abdulrazaq Nakore, the Executive Secretary, Jigawa State Rural Electricity Board, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Dutse.

Nakore said the project was part of the Board’s rural electrification programme, designed to improve the socio-economic wellbeing of rural dwellers.

He explained that work on the project had been completed in 23 communities while 11 other ongoing projects were at various stages of completion.

The secretary said that transformers, poles and electrical cables were installed to link the communities to the national grid.

According to him, the projects were executed across the three senatorial districts of the state.



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