LAFIA – The Nasarawa State Government said on Thursday that it had approved N2.5 billion for rural electrification projects in 61 villages across the state.
Mr Angama Weibey, the Commissioner for Rural and Community Development, disclosed this to newsmen in Lafia.
Weibey said that the objective of the project was to ensure the provision of electricity to rural communities in fulfilment of Gov. Tanko Al-Makura’s campaign promises to the people.
He said that the projects included the purchase and installation of 100 transformers, cables, poles and other electrical installations.
According to him, 52 of the projects will be spread across the 13 local government areas of the state, while nine others will be sited in development area headquarters.
The commissioner said that the projects would enhance the economic well being of rural dwellers and give them a sense of belonging.
He urged the contractors handling the projects to complete them within three months in line with the contractual agreement.
Weibey, however, advised the contractors to involve the people in the host communities in the execution of the projects.
He further tasked the benefiting communities to protect the projects against vandalism.
“The Al-Makura administration is committed to fulfilling its promises to the people of the state through the provision of infrastructure with direct bearing on the lives of the citizens, especially the less privileged,’’ Weibey said. (NAN)