In order to boost electricity supply, Niger State government has approved the sum of N532 million to connect two local government headquarters in the state to the national grid.
Since the creation of Agwara and Mariga local government areas over 25 years ago, the headquarters of the local councils in Agwara and Bangi respectively were yet to be connected to the national grid.
Addressing journalists at the weekend based on the decision of the last State Executive Council meeting, the Commissioner of Works and Transport, Hon. Abdulmalik Cheche, maintained that the two of the 25 area council headquaters have not being connected to national grid
He stated that the state executive council has approved the sum of N401 million for the connection of Bangi, the headquarters of Mariga to the national grid while the sum of N131million was also approved for the connection of Agwara to the national grid.
According to him the areas will be connected to the grid with 33kva instead of the 11kva lines in order to make the wait of the areas for several years worthwhile.
He added that with the connection of the areas to the national grid, the economic activities in the areas will be enhanced especially the areas around Mariga local government area known for commercial activities.