President Jonathan Goodluck
President Jonathan Goodluck

From. Sadiq abubakar Maiduguri

Few hours after reconnection of Borno state to national grid,, President Goodluck Jonathan has ordered the opening of two news sources of power supply to the state.

President Jonathan Goodluck
President Jonathan Goodluck

Minister of State Power, Hon Mohammed Wakil made the disclosure in Maiduguri after meeting yesterday Thursday with youths and women groups on the forthcoming presidential rally in the state.
” I want to inform our people that President Goodluck Jonathan has ordered the opening of two other new sources of power supply to Borno state. We have complied with this presidential directive and in due course ,Borno will have three sources of power supply”, Wakil said.

The minister further quoted the President as directing speeding up ongoing federal power projects in the state to expand supply to the state to reduce incidences of vandalization to the barest minimum.
Mohammed Wakil added that in line with presidential directive ,Transmission Company of Nigeria has been directed to hasten the pace of work on the 330/132/33 kV sub station in Damaturu, Yobe State which he said is adequate to supply both Yobe and Borno states.

” Borno state will then get three sources of power namely the 132 kV Gombe – Biu – Damboa – Maiduguri line, the 330 kV new sub station on Damboa road in Maiduguri and the Damaturu 330/132/33 KV which should be completed as quickly as possible”, the Minister said.

“The era of only one line connecting the state to national grid is over. We must ensure at least three lines of connection to prevent future sabotage and vandalization”,Wakil added.

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