Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara State has approved the release of N900 million to contractors handling various infrastructural projects across the state. These infrastructural projects will include solar power projects in the state. The governor said that the project is supposed to help improve the state’s economy.
“The release is to boost economic activities in the state and create more employment opportunities for the teeming youths in the state.”
According to Governor Ahmed, the solar power electricity will be made available in various communities across the state with communities of about three hundred to six hundred people (300-600) benefiting from the first stage of the project. The project is in line with the state’s commitment to electrifying the state for an improved economy and crime-free state.
“Government’s effort at providing transformers to communities was not yielding the desired result due to epileptic supply of electricity by the Ibadan Electric Distribution Company (IBEDC). Solar powered electricity will guarantee electricity to rural communities in the state,” he said.
The governor also assured that the project will not be another case of abandoned projects. He promised that the projects will be completed, revealing they will b funded under the state’s Infrastructural Development Fund.