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The District Head of Aawe in Asa Local Government of Kwara State, Alhaji Oba Daudu-Sulaiman, has said electricity supply has been restored to the community after over seven years of blackout.
The traditional ruler confirmed this at Aawe during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
NAN reports that the community, which has been in existence since over 300 years ago, was thrown into blackout over seven years ago as a result of damage to electricity cables and destruction of some electricity poles by rainstorm.
An elated Daudu-Sulaiman said normal social and economic activities had been restored to the community.
He said several artisans, including young women engaging in petty businesses, who fled the community during the period of electricity blackout, are gradually returning.
The district head hoped that some residents of the community, who relocated to urban centres during the years of power outrage, would soon return.
He thanked Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRasaq and the lbadan Electricity Distribution Company (lBEDC) for the restoration of power supply to the area.
Daudu-Sulaiman, however, appealed to the state government to support the community with classrooms in its secondary school constructed through self-help project.
He urged the government to construct the only road linking Aawe with llorin-lgneti federal highway in the state.
The Kwara regional Head of lBEDC, Alhaji Ajisafe Bello, advised the community to guard the installation against vandalism and ensure prompt payment of bills to sustain constant power supply.
NAN also observed that some welders and other residents of the community, whose jobs require electricity, are now back to business, following the restoration of electricity supply.