Gov Bello receives REA boss, seeks collaboration to boost rural electrification in Kogi

Gov Bello receives REA boss, seeks collaboration to boost rural electrification in Kogi

- Governor Yahaya Bello has revealed that there are plans to electrify over 200 communities across Kogi state

- Bello said to achieve this, his government will work out modality for, a perfect and productive synergy with the Rural Electrification Agency

- The agency recently constructed 85Kw solar-hybrid mini-grid power supply at Upake community in Ajaokuta local government area of the state

Kogi state governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello has commended the management of Rural Electrification Agency (REA) for sustained efforts in providing power supply to rural communities in the country.

The governor also sought the collaboration between the state government and the agency in order to extend electricity supply to more communities in Kogi

The executive director of REA, Dr Sanusi Ohiare, said this in his office on Thursday, August 8.

Governor Bello who described electricity as catalyst for rapid development, said his government will work out modality for perfect and productive synergy with REA to boost the power need of rural communities across the state.

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Governor Bello told the executive director and his team that his administration has taken off plan to electrify over 200 communities across the state mostly in the eastern flank, noting that partnership with REA will ensure more coverage of power supply in the state.

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He thanked the agency for the construction of 85Kw solar-hybrid mini-grid power supply at Upake community in Ajaokuta local government area of the state.

Earlier, Dr Ohiare applauded the governor on infrastructure development, security, human capital development and other areas his administration has recorded tremendous success in the last three years. 

He said the state government will benefit a lot if in partnership with REA in solving power supply challenge in rural communities.

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Meanwhile, the governor of Imo, Emeka Ihedioha, has inaugurated the installation of over 100 solar street lights at Ezeagbogu community in Ezinihitte Mbaise local government of the state.

The governor extolled the Japanese ambassador to Nigeria, Yataka Kikuta, for partnering with Development Dynamics, a Non-Governmental Organisation, to ensure that the project is completed for the use of the people.

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