Sokoto State government said it has purchased 172 electricity transformers worth more than N623.2 million meant to boost electricity supply in the state.
Alhaji Abdullahi Maigwandu, commissioner of Rural Development, disclosed this to newsmen yesterday in Sokoto.
The commissioner said all the transformers had been delivered by the contractors and that they were made up of 200KVA, 300KVA and 500KVA capacities.
Maigwandu added that the transformers were in the warehouse of the ministry in Sokoto and will soon be distributed to the various communities in the 23 local government areas of the state for installation.
He said this was aimed at boosting electricity supply in the state with a view to facilitating more socioeconomic activities, adding that Governor Aminu Tambuwal had given an approval for the purchase of 208 generators worth over N 399 million.