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Bauchi Spends N149m On Rural Electrification 



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From Yahaya Audu, Bauchi


Bauchi State Commissioner for Ministry of Rural and Community Development Honorable Alhaji Samaila Mohammed Isa has disclosed that the sums of N148.8 million have so far spent on

executing rural electrification projects across rural several communities in the state.

I’ve stated this today while briefing newsmen on the activity of his office saying that seven out of 12 rural electrification projects were

fully executed by contracts and direct labour using the stated amount.

“These includes the rehabilitation of broken down electrical network

along Hardawa, Gwaram, Akuyam,Ajuli, Dinkwi Kasuwa axis all in Misau

Local Goverment Area,” he said.

The Commissioner said that the ministry procured dedicated transformers to Makama

New Extension, Salima Bread, 1.5 MVA transformer at Waya Dam in Bauchi

Local Governemnt Area, while two transformers-300kVA , 33/0.014 KV at

Gumau in Toro Local Local Government Area.

He said it also carried out the, “Electrification of Kafin Galadima in

Bauchi Local Government Area, Zigau Manga, Zigau Dangara, Rijin Tattu

all in Toro , while Saukani, Lomin Fulani, Bure,Tubule, Shurfuri,

Kalajanga/Gobirawa, Kwagal and Guyuba in Kirfi Local Government Area”

He said that various communities were mobilised not to depend on government.

According to him, “Various communities have embarked on self-help projects of about 969

diffrent categories at the cost of N64, 428,500.00 out of which

community contributed N55, 913,500, LGAs contributed 5,315,000.00

while the state government contributed N3,200,000.00,” he explained.

These self-help projects , he said, included road clearance,

construction of local culverts and filling of potholes of about 318

kilometres Feeder Roads in Gori village in Tafawa Balewa and Zigau in


Other self-help projects, he added, were construction and regain of

218 wells, boreholes, drainages, and earth Dams in Miri, Nammari,

sanitation and renovation of 51 Health Clinics and Maternity Centres,

construction of block classrooms, religious centres among others.

The Commissioner said that N31.6 million was used on rural road

projects undertaken by direct labour.

He said the state governemnt spent the sum of N31,6 million for the

repairs of rural roads washed out along Azare-Isiawa-Giade road, Yola

Road off Azare-Jamma’re, Siri-Miya-Warji Road, Dass Makabarta Road,

Kalambu-Bogoro Road, Tafawa Balewa-Bununu -Liman Katagum Road and

Dindima-Mainamaji -Yankari Road.

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