TCN set to Reinvigorate Electric Power In The Northeast
Tanimu A. Tahir, Maiduguri
The management of Transition Company of Nigeria (TCN) today the 12th of August, 2018 paid a collaborative visit to the executive governor of Borno state HE Alhaji Kashim Shettima at the Government House where they were warmly received by the state’s CEO.
Having given an audience by the governor, the Managing Director of TCN Mallam Usman Gur in company of the Borno state commissioner for Energy and Housing Hon. Babagana Tijjani Banki, he(Usman Gur) vividly explained to the governor what TCN delivery target entails and underscored the need for reinvigorating electricity as one of the key solutions to addressing economic issues which is unarguably a contributing factor to the menace of insurgency in the state and at large, the region-Northeast.
When asked by our correspondent what and how Borno state government could be of support to the TCN agenda,Gov. Kashim Shettima said,” In Mallam Usman Gur,we have a brother that we have a great confidence in. We’re going to give him all the necessary support to realize his ambition of energizing the power sector that to all of us can be of advantage.So we will support him with all the resources we’ve at our disposal to enable the TCN to complete her dreams of connecting Borno and even Yobe.It will certainly be a game changer as there’ll be a paradigm shift in the industrial life of the entire region.”
The Governor furthermore added that,” we’ll surely Support TCN but greater credit should go to Usman Gur for the passion, commitment and integrity exhibited towards this project”
The commissioner in charge of the ministry of Energy and Housing,Hon. babagana Tijjani Banki averred that,”Borno state government have been tirelessly working towards ameliorating the energy sector of the state in our own very limited ways.So the arrival of TCN is to us more timely than ever before and this is an opportunity that for no reason shall we allow it to get off our way considering its immense importance to our people.”