Benue governor Samuel Ortom has asked the Jos Electricity Distribution Company to provide transformers for settlements within the state.
Speaking with the minister of power, Abubakar Aliyu, Mr Ortom appealed to the company to assist Benue residents with transformers and focus less on collecting bill payments from them.
“Though it is not my responsibility to provide transformers for the company, I have provided over 200 transformers to them to install in settlements that are expanding,” the governor said.
Earlier, the power minister had visited the governor on Tuesday in Makurdi to intimate him on the federal construction of 40 Megawatts Electricity Plant from Kashimbila, Taraba to Yandev in Benue.
“The project is in two phases; the phase one is from Kashimbila to Yandev and the phase two is from Yandev to Makurdi. The phase one is completed while the phase two will be completed within six months,” the minister said.
He also said that the ministry was constructing switching substations in Ugba, Zaki Biam, Buruku and Anyiin, all in Benue. “Power is one of the areas that the federal government is giving much attention to,” he said.