By; Amos Tauna, Kaduna.
The residents of Birnin Gwari town in Kaduna State finally heaved a sigh of relief Saturday when Kaduna Electric restored power supply to the town after three weeks of darkness.
A 2.5 MVA power transformer hitherto serving the town failed on the 17th March, 2016 thereby putting a substantial part of the town in darkness until Saturday when the electricity distribution company finally restored power supply to the town.
The Chief Engineering and Technical Services Officer of the company, Engineer Bello Musa, while confirming the development, disclosed that a new 7.5 MVA power transformer was technically commissioned in Birnin Gwari yesterday.
Engineer Bello further revealed that even though the project is an NIPP one, the company’s engineers worked round the clock to ensure the installation of some vital accessories and subsequently energized the transformer.
He appealed to the well meaning people of Birnin Gwari, especially community leaders to ensure they stop illegal connections and unauthorized tampering with power supply installations by some disgruntle elements in their midst, to save the new transformer.
Bello also called on the benefitting customers to reciprocate the gesture of the company by living up to their responsibility in terms of prompt settlement of bills.
He assured that similar projects going on in Saminaka, Kaduna State; Gusau, Zamfara state; Sokoto and Birnin Kebbi in Kebbi State have reached advance stage and hope to commission them soon.