Fintiri pledges to connect more Adamawa communities to national grid

By Suru Charles

Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, of Adamawa state, has again restated his commitment to connect more rural communities to the national grid.

He stated on Wednesday, in Bille, Kpasham and Dong, through his Commissioner of Rural Infrastructure and Community Development, Dr Abdullahi Adamu Prambe.

The Commissioner who was in the aforementioned rural communities to supervise the ongoing rural electrification project in Demsa Local Government Council of the State said the governor has assured that more communities across the state will in no distance time be linked to the national grid.

He stressed that Fintiri’s administration is community-driven, as the governor is committed to ensuring that more rural communities in the state are connected to the national grid before the end of his tenure.

He believed as more communities are connected to the national grid it would go a long way to will boost their economic activities and checkmate rural-urban migration.

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According to the commissioner, Bille and Kpasham rural electrification contract was awarded by the Federal Government in 1997 noting that the project was abandoned and becomes a lingering issue prompting the state government to take up the project for the good of its citizenry.

It would be recalled that the State Executive Council approved the completion of abandoned rural electrification in Bille, Dong, and Kpasham and the connection of So’o and Mapeo in Demsa and Jada Local Government Council areas to the National Grid on the 14th of September 2022.

Residents of the communities who spoke with The Trumpet said that if eventually the communities are connected to the national grid it will go a long way to boost economic activities and bring about much-needed social and economic growth.

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