The Federal Government has commissioned over ninety units of solar street light at Pegi Community in Kuje Area council of the Federal Capital Territory.
The project is under the rural electrification of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development to boost agricultural activities in rural communities.
At the inauguration of the project in Pegi community, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural development, Dr Mohammad Mahmood said project was to curtail rural-urban migration and open the rural areas for development.
The Minister, represented by the FCT Coordinator of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Alhaji Abdurahman Gurin urged the benefitting community to make good use of the facilities.
‘’The aim of the project is to ensure development of the rural areas through the provision of road, lights and other facilities to curtail rural urban drift and open the rural areas to evacuate their produce to the urban areas’’ He said
The Vice Chairman of Pegi residents’ community, Reverend Feilis Ogar said the project would encourage famers to invest more in agriculture to ensure food sufficiency for the growth of the nation’s economy.
He expressed confidence that the gesture would also increase food productivity, efficiency and competitiveness across Local and International frontiers.
The Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development also inaugurated a 1km asphalt road at Karsana, Bwari Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory
A representative of the Karsana community Femi Popoola said the road provides opportunity for famers in the area to contribute to the development of Nigeria’s food and agriculture sector and in making food available to Nigerians.
Writing by Daniel Adejo