The Senator reprsenting Niger South, Muhammad Bima Enagi, has powered 11 communities in his district with solar energy.
A statement signed by the lawmaker said the communities are under Bisanti ward in Katcha local government area.
The communities include Kakakpangi, Emi-Sheshi, Wasagi, Egba Nasara and Emitsowa. Others are Emi-Liman, Emiyagi, Ekokapa, Emigindazhi and Ekoagi.
According to the lawmaker, the project was a part fulfilment of his campaign promise of trying his best towards addressing power problems in his constituency.
He said he had earlier powered two riverine communities of Gbara and Muregi under Mokwa local government.
“Power is critical to economic prosperity. The industrial revolution witnessed in the world would not have been possible if Michael Faraday and his colleagues did not discover electricity. That is why we should not let our rural areas who are yet to be connected to the national grid just like that. Getting everywhere connected to the national grid is not something achievable overnight, therefore we are embracing solar energy in the interim. I believe it will go a long way in boosting their lives and that of economic activities they engage in,” he said.
The lawmaker added that he would begin the next phase of the project in a matter of weeks.