By Shuaibu Zubair Tatu, Birnin Kebbi
The Kebbi State , Senator Abubakar Atiku Bagudu has lauded the efforts of President Muhammadu Buhari for improving the power sector in the country which has helped in transforming the economy and wellbeing of the Nigerians.
Governor Bagudu made the commendation yesterday while inspecting a new 60MVA transformer delivered to Power Transmission Station Birnin Kebbi by the Federal Government to boost electricity supply to Kebbi state.
He recalled that, last two weeks the state received 150MVA transformer, explaining that prior to this development, the state shared the same power line with the Republic of Niger but with the delivery of the 60 MVA transformer, Kebbi would now be placed on separate line aimed at providing uninterrupted electricity supply throughout the state.
The Governor spoke about plans of providing 33KV line double circuit from Kainji Dam to Birnin Kebbi – Argungu – Sokoto – Katsina which when completed, would boost power supply to the North-West region.
He expressed happiness over commissioning of a power sub-station in Yauri by the Federal Government towards providing steady supply to Yauri, Zuru and environs, commending the effort of the Managing Director Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, Mohammed Gur.
Briefing the Governor, the Principal Manager Transmission, Engineer Kabiru Sulaiman said the new 60MVA transformer was a replacement of a faulty transformer of the same capacity.
He explained that the installation of the equipment would be carried out within two weeks after which Birnin Kebbi and other parts of the state would enjoy regular electricity supply.
Engineer Kabiru Sulaiman praised Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu for his support and assistance which led to the delivery of the transformer promptly.
Governor Bagudu after inspecting the transformer at the Transmission Station Birnin Kebbi, commended the engineers and transporters for spending days on the road from Ijebuode to Birnin Kebbi to ensure safe delivery.