The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved N13.3 billion for the provision of group life assurance scheme for the Nigerian Police Force (NPF).
The Minister of Police Affairs, Alhaji Maigari Dingyadi, announced this Wednesday while briefing State House reporters after the federal cabinet meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
He said the scheme would cover 318,319 police officers and men for the year 2022-2023.
He said the essence of the group life assurance scheme was to encourage the police officers and men who have been working hard to ensure the security of lives and property across the country.
In his own briefing, the Minister of Power, Abubakar Aliyu, said the council approved N3.4 billion for the restoration of power supply to Maiduguri, Borno State capital.
He said, “As you are aware, Maiduguri got disconnected from the national grid due to the activities of insurgents. They have been disconnected for over 24 months.
“About nine months ago or thereabout, we were able to supply Maiduguri through an old line which we resuscitated through the effort of the Borno State Government’s Rural Electrification Agency and the Transmission Company of Nigeria.
“They resuscitated a single line of 33KV from Damaturu, Yobe State, and through that, we took a very small quantity of electricity which could only give electricity on the 11KV line.
“So, we are now trying to supply through another new line, a double circuit 33KV which can take up to around 40 Megawatts from the Damaturu 330 substation.
“This is at a cost of N3,164,293,880 plus N250,000 million for security and other logistics.”
The minister further said $23.9 million was approved for the construction of power substations in Geidam, Yobe, and Zing in Taraba.
He added that his ministry got approval for the construction of five multimillion dollar one line power substations in Birnin Kudu, Babura and Kazaure in Jigawa; Nguru, Yobe; Oro, Kwara and a 22-kilometre transmission line passing through Birnin Kudu- Misau-Ningi-Azare in Jigawa and Bauchi States.
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