The Federal Government has awarded contracts for the reconstruction of damaged power distribution infrastructure in the Ondo South Senatorial District of Ondo State.
It was gathered that the gesture was part of the efforts of the government to end the age-long electricity problem being encountered by the residents of the four local governments in the district.
The residents of over 1,000 communities in the district had been without electricity for the past 10 years. Following the development, various youths associations in the area had staged protests at one time or the other, calling the attention of the government for immediate solution.
Speaking at the a meeting of stakeholders with the Ondo State Governor, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu, at Okitipupa, on Tuesday, the Executive Director, Engineering and Technical Services of the Niger Delta Power Holding Company, Mr Ife Oyedele, said the government was committed to restoring electricity to the Ondo South Senatorial District, adding that work had begun on this.
Source: Energy Mix Report