Minister of Power, Alhaji Sale Mamman has guaranteed that the current government is ready to make sure all federal universities have access to a dependable and uninterrupted power supply.
He revealed this recently at the ceremony of the upgrade of 33/11KV substation from 1*7.5MVA 33/11KV to 2*7.5MVA 33/11KV at Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, Kaduna State.
His words, “The Ministry through its Distribution Expansion Programme (DEP) in line with this administration’s Energising Education Programme (EEP) which seeks to ensure all the Federal Universities enjoy reliable power supply graciously obliged.
“It is our expectation that with the completion of this strategic project and its commissioning today will greatly restore and improve power supply to ABU.
“We rely on the university administration to ensure that the facility is well maintained and electricity bills to Kaduna Electricity Distribution Company are paid promptly as at when due.”
“This situation drastically affected the smooth running of the institution. The cost power generation through alternative means becomes unbearable because of its attendant high operational cost.
“The university requested for intervention from the Ministry of Power for upgrade and strengthening of the existing infrastructure and restoration of stable and reliable power supply.”
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