Kwara Govt intensifies electrification efforts in rural and remote areas
Kpada community demand for electricity met after 10years
Kwara state government through the Ministry of Energy in the quest to provide power supply and connects the most remote parts of the state to the national grid has embarked on massive rural electrification project across the state.
The Commissioner for Energy, Alh. Aliyu Kora Lafia had earlier disclosed during a press briefing that the state government had mobilised the technical team of Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company to the sites of the electrification projects.
Committed to liberating the communities that have been in darkness for close to a decade, another set of transformers were delivered to the Ministry of Energy today and were immediately redeployed to areas in Patigi Local Government where the transformers are to be put to use.
The communities that stands to benefit from this phase of rural electrification includes Fei, Koro 1, Rokan 1 and Kpada communities all in Patigi Local Government Area of the state.
Kpada community is one of many communities in Kwara that has suffered over a decade of government neglect in infrastructure such as lack of road networks, lack of effective and affordable healthcare delivery, non-access to modern telecommunications services, over 10years of no power supply, lack of quality education amongst other basic infrastructural needs.
The Community’s demand for good road networks received a boost as the state government deployed grading machines to the site which has since been fixed and today have more reason to smile as the demand for electricity has also received prompt response after ten years of blackouts as promised by Governor AbdulRazaq who visited the community less than a month ago.
The state government under the visionary leadership of Mallam AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq is committed to revamping key sectors of the economy in order to make Kwara a choice destination for investors and consistent power supply has been identified as a major need for both small businesses and big industries to thrive.