From Ahmed Kaigama, Bauchi
In its effort to improve power supply among various communities in the state the Bauchi State Government has earmarked over N260million for the supply of 80 transformers of various capacities
The state Commissioner of Power and Energy Barrister Yakubu Bello Kirfi yesterday while speaking after inspecting the arrival of first batch of the transformers in the state.
According to him, the transformers ordered by the state government is meant for distribution to various communities identified by the ministry for electrification across the state, saying that about 31
new transformers of various capacities ranging from 300/33 and 300/11KVA as well as two 500KVA/33 have been supplied to the ministry while the remaining will be supplied in due course.
Bello Kirfi reiterated the determination of the state government to improve power supply in the state especially actualization of the Yankari Power project.
The Power Commissioner said already two teams of Chinese experts were in the state to inspect the road including culverts, and all bridges from Lagos to Abuja and Abuja to Bauchi preparatory to bringing heavy equipment for the Bauchi power project plant. Kirfi assured that very soon the contractors will start transporting the turbines/equipment from Lagos to project site in Gudum village in Bauchi town which is the site identified by the state government for the construction of the Yankari Power Project.