By Shuaibu Zubair Tatu ,Birnin Kebbi
The Kebbi State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Bagudu has provided electricity to over 53 towns and villages and 500 motorized boreholes across the state.
Bagudu disclosed this in government house yesterday that his administration would continue providing infrastructure development to the people of the state.
” 53 towns and villages across the state have benefited from one electricity supply project or the other which include provision and installation of over 200 transformers .
” And equally connected over 70 towns and villages with electricity and rehabilitated many KV lines including the installation of 300mm armored cables of the 33kv lines at the Tuga bridge in Bagudo local government in the state” he said.
According to him ” in rural electrification, we provided about 134 transformers at the cost of N620,000,000 in the state.
He further said government his government is committed to ensure that people have access to potable during water in both rural and urban centre .
The governor said over 500 new motorized boreholes and hand pumps were constructed and installed around the state.
” In addition to these ,about 780 non fictional water schemes were rehabilitated bringing the percentage of water supply in the rural areas about 58 %. about N1 billion was expended in this drive. ”, he said.