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Minister assures power restoration in Kebbi after TCN inferno

Atiku Bagudu was governor of Kebbi State from 2015 to 2023

The Nigerian minister of budget and economic planning, Atiku Bagudu, has said that the federal government will by all means ensure prompt restoration of power supply in Kebbi state.

The minister gave the assurance during his visit to the Birnin-Kebbi Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) substation on Monday alongside Kebbi State deputy governor, Umar Abubakar.

Kebbi state has experienced a power outage since September 14, 2023, after a fire outbreak at its substation, which also affected Sokoto state.

Abubakar said the power supplies would be restored to parts of Kebbi State on Tuesday.

He gave the assurance that with the collaboration of the ministry, state government and TCN engineers who he said will work round the clock, the power supply will be restored quickly.

TCN had on Friday restored full power supply to Sokoto state.

Writing by Juliet Onwurah; Editing by Saadatu Albashir