BY CHRIS OCHAYI
ABUJA: The Federal Government has completed arrangements to commission the solar-powered electrification project in Durumi, a surburb of Mpape in Bwari Area Council.
The project, which is under the auspices of “Light Up Nigeria initiative mid-wived by the Ministry of Power in conjunction with Schneider Electric of France, and Philips of Netherlands, has changed the phase of the rural economy of the village far flung away from Abuja.
To this end, the Minister of Power, Prof Chinedu Nebo, and the Special Adviser to Mr. President on Project Monitoring, Prof. Sylvester Monye, have made on-the-spot assessment of the project.
Speaking to the people in the community, the Minister rhetorically asked them if they are happy with Mr. President for sighting the project in their community, in unison they all said they appreciated government for sighting the project in their community.
Nebo urged the community to protect the equipment so that vandals would not come and cart them away.
He assured the community that Mr. President is committed to the welfare of Nigerians which informed massive infrastructural projects across the country that would boost the socio economic activities in the rural areas.
He informed them that the project is set for Mr. President to commission, just as he expressed satisfaction with what he saw.
Monye on his part expressed his delight with the project and urged the community to support Mr. President’s transformation of Nigeria.
With the project, the rural economy of Durumi has been transformed beyond imagination. Scores of children, women, traders and men were seen going about their business activities, happily.
The village square and the streets leading to the palace, clinic and primary healthcare centre have all been energized with street lights.
Homes enumerated for the project is put at 1,005, about 95% of the homes already have electricity, while the remaining uninstalled homes equipment could be seen at the primary sector.