President Muhammadu Buhari expressed satisfaction with the performance of the Rural Electrification Agency REA in providing electricity to rural communities across the country.
Speaking in a television interview in Abuja, the Minister of State Power, Goddy Jedy Agba, revealed that Mr. President expressed satisfaction on different platforms in
the role of the energy ministry in providing rural electrification in the six geopolitical zones.
Agba said, despite the covid-19 pandemic, rural electrification projects have been commissioned in about 14 states across the country, noting that budget performance for 2020 at all agencies under his control has reached its highest in recent times.
The minister noted that the executive policies formulated for the energy sector are environmentally friendly to encourage urban and rural electrification, especially at a time when people yearn for the development of necessary and critical infrastructure in the country.
“Our strategy is to ensure that we electrify rural communities taken one after the other in the six geopolitical areas of the country, it is a trajectory for us, we did it, if we are doing it, we will continue doing it”.
‘The testimonies of our projects quoted in rural communities are not incommunicado or in a state of forgetfulness, they are there for all Nigerians to see, they are verifiable projects for those who are skeptical to see, and we must not give in or hesitate to ensure that the Communities Rural people in the country have adequate electricity supply.