Minister of Power Abubakar Aliyu has assured that the federal government is working to end the epileptic power supply in Nigeria.
Aliyu disclosed that the ministry is constructing a 40 megawatts (MW) electricity plant from Kashimbila, Taraba, to Yandev in Benue.
The Minister said this in Markudi when he paid a courtesy visit to Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue.
He revealed that the ministry was constructing switching substations in Ugba, Zaki Biam, Buruku and Anyiin — all in Benue.
“The project is in two phases; phase one is from Kashimbila to Yandev, and phase two is from Yandev to Makurdi,” NAN quoted him as saying.
“Phase one is completed while phase two will be completed within six months.”
“Power is one of the areas that the federal government is giving much attention to,” he added.
In his remarks, Ortom commended the federal government but said more work is to be done to improve power supply.
Ortom appealed to the Minister to talk to Jos Electricity Distribution Company (JEDC) to assist people with transformers and not just collect bill payments.
“Though it is not my responsibility to provide transformers for the company, I have provided over 200 transformers to them to install in settlements that are expanding,” the governor said.