Abubakar Aliyu, the Minister of Power has on Tuesday, revealed that President Muhammadu Buhari is working hard to end the epileptic power supply in the country.
He revealed this during his courtesy visit to Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom in Makurdi.
Abubakar Aliyu also revealed that as part of the efforts, the ministry is constructing a 40-megawatts electricity plant from Kashimbila, Taraba to Yandev in Benue state.
“The project is in two phases, phase one is from Kashimbila to Yandev while phase two is from Yandev to Makurdi. Phase one is completed while phase two will be completed within six months.” He said.
Going further, the minister disclosed that the ministry is constructing switching substations in Ugba, Zaki Biam, Buruku and Anyiin in Benue.
“Power is one of the areas that the federal government is giving much attention to,” he stated.
Replying to the minister, Ortom praised President Buhari-led administration for providing power to boost the social wellbeing of the people of the state.
According to him, the power supply has improved between 2015 and now, an indication that the federal government has done well, adding that more is required.
While appealing with the minister to engage Jos Electricity Distribution Company to assist consumers with transformers, the governor said;
“Though it is not my responsibility to provide transformers for the company, I have provided over 200 transformers to them to install in new settlements.”