2 January 2013

Nigeria: Aregbesola Completed 77 Power Projects in Two Years

Osun State Governor Rauf Aregbesola has completed 77 electrification projects across the state in the last two years.

The governor, who disclosed this in Moro, Ife North Local Government at the official commissioning of a 7.5MVA Power Injection Station for Origbomeje Community, said that another 27 electrification projects were currently ongoing.

He said that within the next three months, the government would deliver the ongoing ones to make the number 99.

These, the governor said, were in addition to the 35 units of distribution transformers that were handed out last year alone to different communities.

According to him, the provision of the injection station was a demonstration of his administration's commitment to bringing about stable supply of electricity across the length and breadth of the state.

The Governor said that in order to meet the need of the people, the state government had to provide the transformers which ordinarily should be the responsibility of the Federal Government.

Aregbesola described the project as a true reward of democracy, and said, "In our recent past, whenever government is mentioned, what comes easily to mind is that some far away institution.

"The reason for their negative view of government stems from the years of poor governance to which they have been subjected to by previous administrations.

"For us, government is owned by the people; it is their institution for improving their welfare. We believe that the task of government is to transform the lives of the people for the better; by delivering social goods that have direct positive impact on their daily existence", he said.

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