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Laleye Dipo in Minna – President Bola Tinubu has expanded the catchment areas of the Hydro Power Producing Areas Development Commission (HYPPADEC) from six to 10 states.

Initially, the catchment areas of the commission were Niger, Kogi, Kwara, Benue and Kebbi and Plateau States, but the president has now included Taraba, Gombe, Kaduna and Nasarawa States.

The expansion of the states covered by the commission followed the signing of the 2023 Electricity bill into law by President Tinubu, an action that also rebranded HYPPADEC to 

N-HYPPADEC.

The Managing Director of the organisation, Alhaji Abubakar Sadiq Yelwa, who disclosed this when he paid a courtesy visit to the Niger State Governor, Alhaji Mohammed Umaru Bago, at the Government House, Minna Tuesday, said the headquarters of the commission remains in the Niger State capital.

Yelwa said since the commission became operational in 2021, it had intervened in several areas to bring succour to the people in the 17 local government areas covered by commission in the state.

According to him, the commission had drilled boreholes, reactivated several others, as well as partner with the state Water Board for the reactivation of the water works, as well as distributed life jackets to people living in the riverine communities of the state.

“We acquired resourceful data on the ecological disasters troubling member states and identified areas in need of urgent intervention. 

“The exercise prompted the commission to formulate data-driven policies and embarked on developmental programmes and projects that fit into the socio-cultural and economic realities of the affected communities,” Yelwa said .

In his remarks, Governor Bago urged the commission to  embark on more projects that will benefit the state, assuring him that the government will support the commission to realise its mandate.

Bago also asked the commission to embark on vigorous sensitization and enlightenment about its work in communities to save lives and properties of the citizens.

The governor also asked the organisation to clear water channels to curb flooding.

Tinubu Expands HYPPADEC’s Catchment Areas to 10 States

Laleye Dipo in Minna

President Bola Tinubu has expanded the catchment areas of the Hydro Power Producing Areas Development Commission (HYPPADEC) from six to 10 states.

Initially, the catchment areas of the commission were Niger, Kogi, Kwara, Benue and Kebbi and Plateau States, but the president has now included Taraba, Gombe, Kaduna and Nasarawa States.

The expansion of the states covered by the commission followed the signing of the 2023 Electricity bill into law by President Tinubu, an action that also rebranded HYPPADEC to 

N-HYPPADEC.

The Managing Director of the organisation, Alhaji Abubakar Sadiq Yelwa, who disclosed this when he paid a courtesy visit to the Niger State Governor, Alhaji Mohammed Umaru Bago, at the Government House, Minna Tuesday, said the headquarters of the commission remains in the Niger State capital.

Yelwa said since the commission became operational in 2021, it had intervened in several areas to bring succour to the people in the 17 local government areas covered by commission in the state.

According to him, the commission had drilled boreholes, reactivated several others, as well as partner with the state Water Board for the reactivation of the water works, as well as distributed life jackets to people living in the riverine communities of the state.

“We acquired resourceful data on the ecological disasters troubling member states and identified areas in need of urgent intervention. 

“The exercise prompted the commission to formulate data-driven policies and embarked on developmental programmes and projects that fit into the socio-cultural and economic realities of the affected communities,” Yelwa said .

In his remarks, Governor Bago urged the commission to  embark on more projects that will benefit the state, assuring him that the government will support the commission to realise its mandate.

Bago also asked the commission to embark on vigorous sensitization and enlightenment about its work in communities to save lives and properties of the citizens.

The governor also asked the organisation to clear water channels to curb flooding.

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