The Kwara State Government has again procured and commenced the immediate distribution of five transformers to some communities in the State to boost the economy at the grassroots level.
The Commissioner for Energy, Engr. Kola AbdulAzeez AbdulGaniy disclosed this on Thursday, December 14, 2023, at the handing over ceremony, which took place at one of the recipient communities, Balogun, Tanke Oke-Odo, Ilorin South Local Government Area of the State.
The handing over of the transformer at Balogun, Tanke Oke-Odo, Engr. AbdulGaniy revealed that “Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has approved the immediate distribution of five transformers to Balogun Community, Tanke Oke – Odo in Ilorin South Local Government, College of Arabic and Islamic Legal Studies (CAILS), Ilorin West Local Government, Gerewu Community in Ilorin West Local Government, Reke Community, and Gbale Asun both in Asa Local Government respectively.”
The Commissioner noted that lack of electricity slows down the economic growth of any given community, assuring that the Governor AbulRazaq-led administration will ensure that all citizens’ welfare is catered for.
He appealed to other communities waiting for the supply of transformers to be patient, as the State government will attend to their request adequately.
In his remarks, the Director of Personnel, Finance, and Supply, Alhaji Hassan Taiye Afodun, charged all recipient communities to protect government properties in their areas, assuring them of the immediate installation of the transformers.
Responding, the Secretary of Balogun Community, Tanke Oke-Odo, Mr. Adebayo Emmanuel, appreciated the Governor for extending the dividend of democracy to their community, pledging their support to the present administration at all times.
While receiving the Commissioner and his entourage, the Registrar of the College of Arabic and Islamic Legal Studies, Mr. Afolabi Suleiman, commended the AbdulRazaq-led administration on its landmark achievements in all sectors across the State, assuring the team that the school Management will make good use of the transformer.
At the other communities, the Alangua of Reke, Alhaji AbdulRazaq Afolabi, Magaji of Gerewu Community, Alhaji Amasa Lagbe, and Magaji Gbale Asun, Mallam Jimoh Mutalubi appreciated Governor AbdulRazaq for the kind gesture and prayed for his successful tenure of office.
The entourage of the Commissioner included the Director of Personnel, Finance, and Supply, Alhaji Hassan Afodun; Ag: Director, Electrical Engineering, Engr. Dada Fisayo; and Head of Procurement and Store, Mr Abiodun Oladimeji.
Ministry of Energy.