Power Generation: Minister Of State Inspects Substation In Borno State

Channels Television  
Updated April 12, 2014

Power - WakiliBorno State may have been the centre of the ongoing terror fight, but that is not stopping the Federal Government from carrying on its plan to light up the state.

This indication was given by the Minister of State for Power, Mr. Mohammed Wakili, during the inspection of a new 330/132 KVA substation in Maiduguri, the state capital which was still under construction.

The Minister gave the assurance that the project would be completed by June 2014.

“I think when this substation comes to a reality, some of the epileptic (power supply) we have in Maiduguri will be a thing of past.

“As you can see, the work is almost about 80%. It is slow because of the security challenges that we have there but even despite that I’m impressed, the contractors are doing their best even though at a slow pace”, he said.

He, however, still encouraged the contractor handling the project to “speed up” as the ministry intends to meet its target of completing the project by June 2014. He noted that this was important because the President had been very desirous to make sure that power is reformed, being one of the promises he made to Nigerians.