By G9ija

More than 120 towns and villages, including six communities that have been denied electricity supply for the past six years, are now enjoying rural electrification in Katsina State

Special Adviser to Governor Aminu Bello Masari on Power and Energy Mansur Musa Bakori, speaking on Monday at a ministerial news briefing at the Government House, Katsina, said the state government is determined to improve the current power supply level, which is fluctuating between 30 and 40 per cent, to a higher level.

He listed rural electrification projects in the state to include: the construction of 39kva power point in Kankia, dedicated power line to 35 battalion of Nigerian Army barracks, construction of 1/50mva in Katsina,132/33kva constructed in Daura as well as the inauguration of 2/40transformer in Daura.

Bakori also listed the building of 30 KVA mini grids in Batagarawa Local Government using solar technology.

He said: “The state is expecting the successful completion of 330 KVA Kano-Katsina line being constructed by the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), drawn from Kainji-Mundo-Kumbotso-Katsina, which is expected to boost power supply in the state with a capacity of 255 megawatts from its current capacity rate between 40 and 50 megawatts.”