Daily Trust (Abuja)

21 November 2012

Nigeria: Army Installs 7500 KVA Power Transformer in Kaduna

Kaduna — The Nigerian Army yesterday installed a 7.5 Mega Volt Amp (MVA), otherwise called 7500KVA electricity transformer at Ungwan Muazu, a suburb of Kaduna metropolis provided by the Presidential Committee on power.

Similar transformers are to be installed in all parts of the country by the Army Corps of Engineers. Speaking to newsmen at the installation site in Kaduna yesterday, spokesman of the 1 Division, Nigerian Army and Assistant Army Public Relation Officer, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman said, the choice of the Army Engineers for the installation of the transformers was due to the confidence the federal government has in the Nigerian Army.

According to him, the Army Corps of Engineers has carried out similar projects at the Sokoto International Airport and Makarfi in Kaduna State, adding that the project was a continuous one.

"The Nigerian Army has been tasked with constitutional responsibilities to give aides to civil authority. If you check section 217 of the Nigerian constitution, the Nigerian Army is vested with other responsibilities aside the provision of security.

"If you recall sometimes back, when a bridge collapsed in Sokoto, it was the Nigerian Army that rose to the occasion, and there so many instances like that.

"It is based on its salient performances that the Mr. President, Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces has enormous confidence in the ability of the Nigerian Army to deliver some of these social services," Col. Usman reiterated.

The transformer installed at Ungwan Muazu is expected to serve Ugwuan Muazu and its environs.

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