By Dauda Iliya
Electricity supply has been restored to Maiduguri metropolis and environs after one year of outage.
Boko Haram insurgents had this year destroyed about ten electricity towers along Maiduguri-Damaturu road, plunging the state capital into total darkness.
However, Federal and Borno state governments have made several attempts to restore the 330kv line but was not successful.
In the alternative, the 33kv line was resuscitated by the Ministry of Housing and Energy through the Rural Electrification Board.
Handing over the transmitted Damaturu-Maiduguri 33KV line to Yola Distribution Company, Commissioner for Energy Yuguda Vungas said the achievement was recorded following directives of Governor Babagana Zulum to restore power to Maiduguri and its environs within 30days.
The Commissioner noted that the Board fulfilled the assignment within 20days.
He call on the Yola Electricity Distribution Company to fast track the distribution modalities and ensure adequate maintainance of the power supply.
Responding, Business managers of Bulunkutu and Yerwa office of the Company Mr. Usman Wakta and Hajiya Zainab Hassan appreciated the Governor’s efforts and said that the 18 Megwatts received will be distributed to all feeders 6 hours daily.
Correspondent reports that residents of Maiduguri have expressed appreciation to the Governor for keeping to his promise, noting that it will go along way in improving business activities in the state.