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Plateau Govt charges JEDCO to extend services to central and southern districts

by Christiana Gokyo, Jos

Governor Simon Lalong

Plateau State Governor, Simon Bako Lalong, has charged the Jos Electricity Distribution Company (JEDCO) to work hard towards ensuring that power is extended to the central and southern districts of the State. 

The governor was speaking when the management of JEDCO paid him a visit at the new Government House, Little Rayfield Jos. 

He told JEDCO’s Managing Director, Engr. Bello Abdu Muhammed, that, lack of power has been a challenge to the industrial development of the State, particularly in the areas of agro processing. 

While saying that, the State Government has continued to work with the Federal Ministry of Power, TCN, and the distribution company to ensure that all obstacles are removed towards connecting the whole State to the grid.

Speaking earlier, Engr. Bello said, his visit was to formally pay courtesy to the governor and intimate him about his assumption of office as well as seek his support.

According to him, he has been briefed about the power challenges facing the Government House, which will be addressed in conjunction with the relevant staff of the government. 

Engr Bello also promised to support the government towards connecting more towns and villages to electricity as a way of boosting economic activities. 

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