Sokoto earmarks over N1bn on electricity, Assembly complex

By Adamu Suleiman, Sokoto

Sokoto State government has approved N651.88 million for the purchase of 118 model transformers and 82 units of feeder pillars for the electrification of communities across the state.

Briefing newsmen in Sokoto at the end of the periodic Executive Council meeting chaired by Governor Aminu Tambuwal, the Commissioner for Rural Development, Usman Danmadamin- Isa, said the essence was to ensure electricity supply to communities for socio-economic benefit of rural dwellers.

Commissioner for Information Isah Bajini Galadanci noted that despite the paucity of funds, the state government was committed to providing basic infrastructure.

He disclosed that a committee to hold a discussion with officials of KEDCO to review and proffer ways to improve electricity supply in the state had been set up.

“The incessant power outage is disturbing. We want to improve the situation and we are confident that we will improve on energy supply in the state,” he…

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