Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State on Saturday inspected the ongoing Kogi/Koto rural electrification project at the Muritala Bridge in Koto.
Governor Bello inspected the installation of the 185mm2 XLPE Cable for the replacement of the undersized 75mm2 XLPE cable currently serving the people of Kogi/Koto Karfe local government area.
He implored the contractors to intensify efforts, aimed at prompt and efficient project completion.
Bello expressed contentment with the accomplished work’s quality and underscored the project’s significance to his administration and the socio-economic well-being of the local populace.
Omachi Atayi, who represented the team of contractors, assured the governor that the project would adhere to the specified timeline.
The Governor has demonstrated unwavering commitment to ameliorating the living conditions of rural Kogites across the state’s three senatorial districts through rural electrification initiatives.
His dedication has been steadfast, with the governor effectively addressing the longstanding issue of unreliable power supply in Kogi East through the ‘Light-up Kogi East Project.’ Subsequently, he extended his efforts to Kogi Central and, most recently, to the western senatorial district of the state.
In Kogi East, a persistent electricity challenge was the absence of power supply expansion across Ajaokuta Bridge into the Eastern part of the district.
The Governor has faithfully fulfilled his promise to upgrade essential electricity distribution infrastructure, facilitating enhanced power transmission from the Ajaokuta substation to various areas within Kogi East.
The upgrade has significantly augmented the power load capacity from 14.5 MW to approximately 45 MW, guaranteeing sustainable electricity for over 45 communities spanning nine Local Government Areas (LGAs) in Kogi East.
In addressing electrification obstacles within Kogi Central senatorial district, the governor’s ongoing initiatives are aimed to interconnect rural communities in Kogi/Koto with the national grid, to ensure reliable power supply for the entire area.
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