Distributes More Transformers To Rural Communities To Boost Power Supply, Nasaarawa Assembly Urges NAePA.


The Nasarawa State House of Assembly Committee on Works, has urged the state Electricity Power Agency ( NAePA) to distribute more transformers to communities across the state in order to boost power supply in the state.

This, the committee said if done would boost the socio-economic activities, improve revenue base and the standard of living of the people of the state.

Hon Abdulaziz Suleiman Danladi, the Chairman of the committee made the call on Wednesday in Lafia when the agency appeared before the committee for the assessment of its 2020 budget performance.

Suleiman Danladi ( APC– Keffi East) said that the importance of power supply to the development of any society could not be overemphasised, hence the need of the committee call in that direction.

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” You are urged to carry out area evaluation across the state and connect them with national grid.

” As this will go a long way in boosting the socio-economic activities of our people and improve on their standard of living considering the importance of electricity to societal development.

” I also call on you to distribute more transformers across the state in order to boost power supply and for the overall development of the state,” he said.

The chairman has assured the agency of the committee’s support to succeed.

Hon Abdulaziz Suleiman Danladi

He has also assured of effective collaboration with the state government in order to boost power supply in the state.

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Earlier, Mr Abubakar Danjuma Ango, the Managing Director of the Agency said that the agency need N2.4billion to connect the entire state with national grid.

He appreciated the committee for supporting the activities of the agency.

The managing director, however, identified the challenges facing the Agency to include office accomodation, under-staffing, mobility,take off grant among others.

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