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Durumi solar-powered electrification project for commissioning – Nebo

Prof Chinedu Nebo23 December 2013, Abuja – Barring any last minute change, all seems to be set for the commissioning of the solar-powered electrification project in Durumi, a suburb of Mpape in Bwari Area Council.

The project which is under the auspices of “Light Up Nigeria initiative” midwife by the Power Ministry in conjunction with Schneider Electric of France and Philips of Netherlands has changed the phase of the rural economy of the village far flung away from Abuja.

Last night, the Minister of Power, Professor Chinedu Nebo and the Special Adviser to Mr. President on Project Monitoring, Prof. Sylvester Monye were on- the-spot assessment of the project.

While speaking to the people in the community, the Minister rhetorically asked them if they are happy with Mr. President for sighting the project in their community; and in unison, they said they appreciated Government for sighting the project in their community.

Prof. Nebo urged the community to protect the equipment so that vandals would not come and cart them away. He assured the community, that Mr. President is committed to the welfare of
Nigerians which has informed massive infrastructural projects across the country that would boost the socio economic activities in the rural areas.

He informed them that it is set for Mr. President to commission the project, just as he expressed satisfaction at what he saw.

The Special Adviser to the President on Project Monitoring, Prof. Sylvester Monye said, he was delighted with the project and urged the community to support Mr. President on the transformation of Nigeria.

With the project, the rural economy of Durumi has been transformed beyond imagination. Scores of children, women, traders and men were seen going about their business activities, happily.

The village square, and the streets leading to the palace, clinic and primary health care have all been energized with street lights.

Homes enumerated for the project is put at 1,005; about 95% of the homes already have electricity, while the remaining uninstalled homes equipment could be seen at the primary sector.
*Press statement

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