The emir of Yauri in Kebbi State, Dr Muhammad Zayyanu Abdullahi, has applauded the federal government for establishing the Hydroelectric Power Producing Areas Development Commission (HYPPADEC).
According to him the commission within a short time of its establishment has empowered millions of less privileged in the society as well as brought succour to the people of the areas under its umbrella.
The monarch made the commendation during the handing over of sites to contractors for the rehabilitation of Yauri Water Works by the commission.
This was contained in a statement issued to journalists yesterday in Birnin Kebbi by the commission’s director of media and public relations, Nura Tanko Wakili.
The statement further stated that the project which was awarded since, is expected to gulp N1.6 billion and fully funded by HYPPADEC through the Kebbi State Water Board.
It added that the managing director HYPPADEC, Abubakar Sadiq Yelwa noted that the project which has nine slots is expected to be completed in five months.
According to Yelwa, the contractors were selected through a competitive bidding by Kebbi State Water Board and the best emerged for the job and urged the contractors to respect the contract agreement as the commission will not condone shoddy jobs.