Nasarawa State Governor, Engineer Abdullahi Sule has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for commissioning the multi-billion naira Dangote Refinery in Lagos, stressing that the coming onboard of the refinery signifies an end to the energy crisis being experienced in the country.
Engineer Sule made this known during the official commissioning and handover of the Loko-Oweto bridge constructed by the President Buhari administration, on Tuesday.
The Governor, who was full of enconmiuns for President Buhari for paying his dues while serving the country, said the commissioning of both the Dangote refinery and the Loko-Oweto bridge were indeed dreams come true.
Engineer Sule was emphatic that the commissioning of the Dangote Refinery in Lagos by President Buhari marks the end of energy crisis in the country.
“It’s another dream come through like yesterday. We have seen the end of the energy crisis in Nigeria yesterday by the commissioning of the Dangote Refinery. It’s another dream come true for the people of Loko and Oweto in Nasarawa and Benue States respectively, as well as all the Southeastern part of the country. We are celebrating a dream come true of the bridge.
“Mr President we can’t thank you enough. We believe you have paid your dues, you have done well for us and by the grace of God, God will be kind also to you,” he stated.
The Governor, who represented President Buhari at the commissioning of the bridge, shortly after the event, also commissioned the 58km, 33KVA electrification project in Loko, headquarters of Loko Development Area.
He disclosed that his administration has equally awarded the construction of 2km low tension line from the main road to link Loko town.
The event is historic for Loko, known as a centre for water transportation and trading since colonial era, with the ancient town now linked to the national grid.
“We have also installed four, 500KVA transformers and in addition to that, we have the neighboring towns that are also going to be installed with 200KVA line soon,” the Governor assured.
Engineer Sule used the opportunity of the event to appreciate the people of the area for their support during the last election, adding that the commissioning of the project was in fulfilment of the promise his administration made to electrify Loko and environs.
The Governor promised that his administration will undertake the construction of township roads within Loko town.
In a vote of thanks on behalf of the Loko community, former secretary to the Nasarawa State government, Aliyu Ahmad Tijani, described the event as fulfilling.
“Today is a day of fulfillment, it’s a day of happiness and joy. The entire people of Loko community as well as those across the River Benue, we want to sincerely thank God for making the events possible.
“Your Excellency we sincerely thank you for all the services rendered to ensure these activities took place today and to ensure that Loko community is linked to the national grid,” he stated.
The 2.2km Loko-Oweto bridge links the northern and southern parts of the country and would shorten travel by six hours.
Also recall that, Engineer Sule earlier approved the sum of N500 million and six transformers for the electrification of Loko town and environs.