Nasarawa State Governor, Engineer Abdullahi Sule, has sought for the extension of the N213m rural electricity project in Wayo, in Wamba Local Government Area, to be extended to cover more communities in the area.
Engineer Sule put in the request while hosting the contractor handling the project, led by Hon. Musa Wayo, a former chairman of Wamba Local Government Area, who came on a courtesy call at the Government House, on Tuesday.
The Governor said the state government is willing to shoulder additional cost in order to extend the project to other communities.
“What I noticed in this kind of project is that we will end up having over capacity in generation but the usage is less, therefore there will be some neighbouring villages where we may need just about 10, 15 poles where we can add and it will extend to other villages,” he stated.
Engineer Sule then directed the General Manager of the Nasarawa Electricity Agency, Engineer Abubakar Ango, to liaise with the contractor to see how the government can come in to ensure neighbouring communities also benefit from the project.
He commended Hon. Wayo for relentless pursuing the project even after leaving office, until the contract for the project was finally awarded.
The Governor described the project as being capable of impacting on the livelihood of the people, especially rural communities around Wamba.
He urged the contractor to deliver the job on time and according to specification.
North Central Zonal Coordinator, Rural Electrification Agency, Engineer Mohammed Sallau, said the project, costing about N213m is the biggest in the state and will include national grid extension in transformer network, among others.
Engineer Sallau said the agency is willing to extend the project to neighbouring local government if they cannot exhaust the power in Wayo.
Tanker Explosion: Ex- Gov Bello Aide On Students Matters Omonu Joshua Commiserates With Govt., Students, Families Of Accident Victims
The immediate past Senior Special Assistant on Students Matters to Governor Yahaya Bello, has joined his voice with that of other sympathisers to commiserate with the families of the students, Felele community who were killed during a Tanker explosion which occurred at early hours on Wednesday in Lokoja, the state capital.
Joshua in a statement he personally signed and made available to News men prayed for eternal rest of those that died in the incident and fortitude to bear the loss on part of their families as well as quick recovery for the injured.
He equally condoled the government and people of Kogi State where he hail the prompt response of the government to the scene.
Kogi Inferno: Gov Obaseki Condoles With Kogi Govt, People And Wish Them Fortitude To Bear The Loss
The newly returned Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has condoled with the government and people of Kogi State, over the tanker explosion which claimed many lives.
In the condolence message issued in Benin City, the state capital on Thursday, Obaseki said: “I condole with the government and people of Kogi State over the tanker explosion that claimed several lives.
“The explosion is an urgent reminder of the need to prioritize road and rail infrastructure development in Nigeria.”
The governor added: “Our hearts go out to families that lost persons and wish them the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.”
Just In: Another Gas Explosion Hits Lagos
A gas explosion is currently rocking one area at Iju Ishaga, Lagos State.
According to reports gathered, many of the people who involved in the incident were injured.
The Punch reports that buildings around the scene of the explosion suffered a partial collapse. As of the time of filing this report, the details of the gas explosion were sketchy An eyewitness, Ikechukwu, said, “We just heard a loud sound around 03.30 pm and we suddenly began to see smoke.
The explosion is massive and we are not sure of the casualties but many people are injured.
The spokesperson for the Lagos State Emergency Agency, Nosa Okunbor, confirmed the incident.
He disclosed that emergency fighters have arrived at the scene of the incident. “LASEMA Response Team is at Cele Bus Stop, Iju Ishaga.
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