Reprieve have come for communities in the Eastern part of Kogi State as the state government has restated its commitment to provide electricity for 200 communities in the area.
The project under ” Operation Light Up Kogi East”, was initiated last year towards the twilight of the first term of Governor Bello administration, in its quest to end perennial blackout in most communities in that part of the state.
The decision to commence implementation of the project was reached today during the State Executive Council meeting held at the EXCO hall of the Government House and presided over by Governor Yahaya Bello.
Briefing newsmen on the outcome of the meeting, Commissioner for Rural Development, Honourable Daniel Oneal Ejigbo, disclosed that approval has been given to commence implementation of the project.
The project, he revealed, is the first phase of the present administration’s drive to take communities across the state out of darkness, stressing that several others would soon follow.
When completed, the Commissioner maintained, the project would breathe life into moribund socio economic activities in that part of the state, noting that this is in keeping with the promise of Governor Bello to invest in projects that would improve the lives of the people of the state.
Moved by the lack of power supply in several communities in Kogi East made up of nine Local Government, Governor Bello last year took the challenge to illuminate about 200 communities.