Governor Wike to embark on rural electrification scheme

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PORT-HARCOURT (FIC’ Report) – As part of celebrations for Rivers State golden jubilee, the Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike has said that his administration will embark on an aggressive rural electrification scheme in a bid to revive rural economic.

He made this known recently while presenting transformers donated to communities of Rivers State East Senatorial District by their Senator, George Sekibo.

Governor Wike who was represented by his chief of staff, Chukwuemeka Woke, said that the state government believes that rural electrification is key to stimulating the economies of the rural communities.

He further revealed that the state government has set up a high-powered committee to interface with a major independent power producer to electrify key areas and facilities in the state so as to ensure uninterrupted power supply to major businesses and government facilities.

The rural electrification scheme will empower small and medium sized businesses in rural areas and also create job for unemployed youths.