FG constructs 330kv/132kv Transmission Station in Daura

The Federal Government has constructed a 330kv/132kv Transmission Station in Daura to improve Electricity supply to the North-West, Minister of Power Engineer Saleh Mamman has said.

The minister said this while speaking during a courtesy visit to the Emir of Daura, Alhaji Umar Faruk Umar. Daura is the hometown of President Muhammadu Buhari.

Mamman lamented that the region experienced one of the worst supply of electricity in the country. He explained that the Daura Substation is only the third of such Power infrastructures in the entire Northern region.

He added that such miserable situation was unacceptable and could not enhance the socioeconomic development in the region. The Minister told the Emir that he was in Katsina to inspect the 10MW Katsina Wind Power plant which had stalled for about eight years.

He explained that the project was intended to supply electricity to about seven tertiary institutions in Katsina state. The Minister assured that the project would be vigorously executed to ensure immediate completion.

Earlier, the Emir of Daura Alhaji Umar Faruk Umar said President Buhari means well for the country and appealed to Nigerians to give him the necessary support to enable him deliver on his mandate.

The emir insisted that no country can achieve any reasonable development without efficient and adequate power adding that the present situation whereby the country experienced power supply for less than three hours a day was grossly unacceptable.

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