Fashola blames previous administration for electricity challenges in rural areas

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola has blamed the past administration for the electricity challenges witnessed in some parts of the country.

The Minister said the past administration delayed the implementation of the Strategic Rural Electrification Plan (SREP) for ten years thereby making it difficult for some rural communities to enjoy power supply.

Fashola however disclosed that the approval of the plan by the present administration has made it possible for the government to access $200m adding that the fund would enable it run a pilot power project in 70 communities across five States.

The Minister disclosed this in Abuja during a courtesy visit by members of Gora community in Karu Local Government Area of Nasarawa State led by the Sarkin Gora, Alhaji Jafaru Adamu. Members of the community were at the ministry to express gratitude following the provision of power to the community after several years in darkness.

Source: The Nation

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