The governor's mission was to provide 24 hours uninterrupted power, hence, he bought over 200 transformers and other important electricity facilities that would make it possible for distribution company to supply regular electricity.
In a report by Daily Trust, a resident noted that the current electricity supply is as a result of the government's strategic move to tapping from the power supplied to the Niger Republic.
The report further revealed how a resident analysed the reason for the steady electricity supply being enjoyed by Kebbi saying “I think the good thing is that the state government is intelligent enough to link the state to it in order to boost the electricity need of its people. Not only that, I am aware the administration bought more transformers, assisted electric transmission and distribution agencies with necessary facilities and also created infrastructure to boost regular power supply in the state.”
Another resident, who works in a manufacturing as a skilled worker said, “We are enjoying electricity in Birnin Kebbi. Even though they sometimes take the light, it is just for some minutes. What we are witnessing now is different from how it was before this government came in. During the previous administration electricity was rationed. They would give us for five hours only, and then give to other areas of the town for another five hours. Sometimes it might not even come at all, leaving our businesses to suffer. But today it is different. I must say we are doing well now with steady power supply and we thank the government for it.”
However, generator distributors are not totally happy about the move as this has deeply affected sales of the generators.
In the words of Abdulrasak, a the Sales Manager at Easy Way International Ventures, “Since they fixed the electricity issue people no longer buy generators, and this has affected our business. There is nothing we can do since government has done what it wanted to do on power supply. Even though it is affecting us we just have to endure. I remember we made much sales and a lot of profit before this government took over. It was good for us then but since it is like this now we don’t have to be selfish.”
On how the governor was able to achieve this, an official of the distribution agency told Daily Trust that the governor's mission was to provide 24 hours uninterrupted power, hence, he bought over 200 transformers and other important electricity facilities that would make it possible for distribution company to supply regular electricity to Birnin Kebbi and the 21 local government areas of the state.
The Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mu’azu Dakingari, said the regular power supply experienced in the state now is part of the dividends of democracy Governor Atiku promised the people of Kebbi State.