Rural electrification: N1bn projects not connected, require maintenance

Residents of various rural communities in Gombe and seven other states have raised concerns over the non-connection and the lack of maintenance of rural electricity projects worth N1billion. Daily Trust on Sunday obtained a document from the Rural Electrification Agency (REA) in Abuja on 470 rural power projects captured in the 2017 budget. According to the document, most of the awarded projects, numbering 441 across the six geopolitical zones, were ‘completed as awarded’ while only 29 were ongoing or about to begin.

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