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May 21, 2024

Gov. Idris of Kebbi State visits burnt TCN facility in Birnin Kebbi

Kebbi State Governor, Comr Dr. Nasir Idris, on Saturday visited the burnt TCN facility at Tal’udu, Birnin Kebbi, which was gutted by fire on Thursday night.

This was contained in a statement issued to newsmen by Yahaya Sarki, Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Publicity on Saturday.

According to Sarki, Gov. Idris sympathised with TCN and the entire people of Kebbi State over the unfortunate fire incident which had thrown the State and its neighbours  States into darkness .

Governor  Idris directed the Ministry of Water Resources as well as Advisers on Power and that of Environment to make contingency arrangement on supply of diesel to power Water Board engines for supply of water to Kebbi residents.

“We don’t want a situation where this problem will lead to suffering of our people. We want people to enjoy supply of potable water to avoid outbreak of diseases,” he noted.

Idris also advocated for the establishment of a committee of enquiry to ascertain the main cause of the fire incident, adding that investigation became necessary with a view to avoiding recurrence of such ugly development.

The governor pledged to join hands with the Federal Government,  TCN and Kaduna Electricity in order to facilitate the  quick restoration of electricity to emeliorate the suffering of the people.

The governor was accompanied by  the Hon. Minister of State for Education, Rt. Hon Dr Yusuf Tanko Sununu, State Acountant General,  Alhaji Bello Ibrahim Nahaliku, Special Adviser  to the Governor  on power, Alhaji  Kabiru Sani Giant , Alhaji  Ibrahim Bagudu and other top government  functionaries went round the vicinity to have an on-the-spot assessment of the damaged power transmission facility .

It will be recalled that fire gutted the TCN substation in Birnin Kebbi on Thursday night which resulted into collosal damage of the facility worth millions of naira.

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Mustapha Salisu

Mustapha Salisu is a graduate of BSc. Information and Media Studies from Bayero University Kano, with experience in Communication Skills as well as Public Relations.

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