About 50 communities have
been pencilled down in the
2017 budget to be connected
to the national grid in Kwara
State.
The benefiting communities
are listed in the fiscal document
signed into law recently by
Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed.
The chairman, Committee on
Energy and Works in the state
House of Assembly, Mathew
Olaitan Babaoye disclosed this
while speaking to journalists in
Ilorin yesterday.
Babaoye informed that more
electricity transformers would
also be distributed to various
communities in the state to
ensure that they were all
electrified.
The lawmaker, who represents
Irepodun constituency, stated
that some communities would
also be energised through the
power project earmarked in the
appropriation law.
Babaoye explained that some
rural communities listed in
the project were to experience
what he called “model form of
green energy” across the three
senatorial districts of the state.
He said the green energy
was made of solar power
to guarantee uninterrupted
power supply in the benefiting
communities.
“In this year’s budget,
which was signed into law by
Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed
few weeks ago, about 50
communities have been listed
to be connected to the National
grid.
“That move alone is to
demonstrate the commitment
of the present administration
to work for our people. Some
transformers procured in
2014 but which were yet to be
energised, will be done through
some provisions made in the
2017 budget.
“Our people should be
guided by the fact that this
year’s budget is meant to cater
for them,” the lawmaker said.

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