Categories: All News

News: Borno Blackout: Zulum meets Power Minister over Maiduguri, rural areas

Borno Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum on Thursday in Abuja, visited the minister of power, Engr. Saleh Mamman, to discuss how to fast track ongoing repairs of a transmission line along Maiduguri-Damaturu road, which was destroyed by Boko Haram.


The destruction, done using an improvised explosive device, has left populated Maiduguri in darkness for in nearly one month now. The situation was made worse by some faults on two more power lines within the same area.

“It is now getting to one month since Maiduguri was put in total blackout. We are here to support, encourage and to also appeal to your humble office to fast track the ongoing repairs so that energy can be restored. Borno state government will do everything possible to support the processes” Zulum said.

The Governor also sought assistance of the federal government on the provision of solar grid and injection substations in some rural and urban areas of Borno.

Speaking in his capacity as chairman of the Northeast Governors Forum, Zulum added his voice in calling for continued focus on the Mambila hydro power and Dadin Kowa projects sited in Taraba and Gombe states respectively, noting that when completed, the two projects have potentials of resolving many economic and social problems facing the northeast, through the utilization of energy for small, medium and large scale businesses.


Power Minister, Engr. Mamman assured that despite all odds, the rehabilitation work will be completed as soon as possible.

As regards the provision of injection substations and solar grid, the minister informed Zulum, that the ministry had selected communities for the project, some of which were in Borno.

The ministry’s director renewable energy, Engr. Faruk Yabo Yusuf and managing director of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), Engr. Sule Ahmed Abdulaziz, jointly briefed Governor Zulum on new projects in Borno.

The power minister thanked Zulum for the visit, and commended his style of people-driven leadership, describing the Borno governor as focused, brave and accountable.

Dorcas Funmi

Recent Posts

Tribunal upholds CMA decision on pharma collusion and £1.2m fine

Last year, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) concluded its investigation into the supply of… Read More

February 26, 2021

UK government sets out plans to protect public places from terrorist attacks

The government has set out its proposals on a new Protect Duty; a legal requirement… Read More

February 26, 2021

Zulum visits Dikwa, shares N115m, food to 34,000

... Orders special medicals for attacked CJTFs Borno Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum was in… Read More

February 26, 2021

Boko Haram’s RPG hit Gwange, Borno governor visit hospitals, confirms 10 deaths, 47 injuries

... Says govt taking measures .. Optimistic Insurgents won’t retake Marte again Borno Governor, Professor… Read More

February 26, 2021

Okowa signs bills establishing 3 universities in Delta

Delta Governor, Senator (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa has signed three Bills for the establishment of new… Read More

February 26, 2021

Delta clarifies airport concession, approves construction of more roads

Delta State Government on Thursday said Asaba International Airport was not sold but only concessioned… Read More

February 26, 2021

This website uses cookies.