Agency to Power 197 Rural Communities with Electrification Projects – MD
Determined to actualise the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration’s quest to light up rural communities, the Nigerian Rural Electrification Agency, (REA) is currently working on 197 capital projects across the six geo-political zones of the country.
The REA is an agency of the federal government established primarily to provide electricity to rural communities, with a view to boosting the socio-economic lives of the dwellers, as well as discouraging rural-urban migration occasioned by absence of basic amenities.The managing director of REA, Mrs. Damilola Ogunbiyi, who made the disclosure, said the agency also ensures the creation of appropriate tariffs that are economically responsive and appealing to the consuming customers/communities.
Since its establishment in August, 2016, the agency has completed a total of 54 projects (39 inherited, 15 initiated) spread across the 6 geopolitical zones of Nigeria, in line with its mandate to cover the field.
Source: New Telegraph Online