Birnin Kebbi - The Kebbi State Government has commenced installation of six new 7.5 MVA and 33/11KV transformers valued at N64 million to improve electricity supply in the state.
The coordinator of the installation, Alhaji Yusuf Hassan, told newsmen in Birnin Kebbi on Sunday that when the installations were completed in the next 45 days, the power supply to the state would be increased.
He said the state government would spend about N175 million for the purchase and installation of additional 50 transformers with smaller capacity.
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He added that provision of adequate electricity would revive industrial and economic growth of the state.
Hassan said the present regime would accord priority to electricity supply to the people as well as attract investors in the moribund industrial sector.
He added that employment and revenue generation would increase as well as service delivery.
"At the end of the installation, we expect to supply electricity for 24 hours or at least 12 hours depending on generation and distribution of power from the Kainji Dam source.
"We expect social and economic development to improve," he said.