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The Akwa Ibom government is to ensure that 265 villages in the state are connected to electricity before the end of next year as part of efforts toward the actualization of the Power For-All-Initiative by December 2021.

The commissioner for information, Sir Charles Udoh, made this known in Uyo, at the weekend, while briefing Government House correspondents at the end of the State Executive Council meeting presided over by the state governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel.

Sir Charles Udoh disclosed that among the decisions taken at the meeting, the State Executive Council mandated the Bureau of Rural Development and Cooperatives to commence electrification of 265 villages that were without electricity to facilitate the actualization of the state government’s Power-

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For-All Initiative by the end of 2021.  “You are aware that there are 2274 gazetted villages in Akwa Ibom State. From that number, it was reported that 265 villages spread across 27 local government areas in the state are without electricity.

So, in pursuance of the dream to achieve Power- For-All initiative by 2021, Exco has approved the commencement of the electrification project in those villages.  “However, the electrification of the 265 villages will be done in phases based on budgetary provisions and through direct labour, Udoh said.

The state’s spokesperson further hinted that the Council also received briefings from Ministries, Departments, and Agencies, (MDAs), on efforts made towards actualisation of the Completion Agenda of the second term administration of Gov Udom Emmanuel