Hypadec assures 1,900 Communities to benefit from scheme.
BY:Yahaya Zakka Minna.
About one thousand and nine hundred Communities are to benefit from The Hydro electric power producing areas development Commision HYPADEC scheme across the six States in efforts to improve the livelihood of communities in the areas.
This was disclosed by the Managing Director and Chief Executive of the Commission Alhaji Abubakar Sadeeq Yelwa, during a workshop for the newly employed staff of the commission in Minna the Niger State Capital.
Alhaji Abubakar Yelwa also urged the new employees on the need to make tremendous effort towards achieving the main goals of the Commision which includes “Improving access to social services of the targeted communities of the HYPADEC, enhance sustainable agricultural productivity ,accelerate economic growth, increase food security,and to reduce rural poverty”.
The HYPADEC Managing Director,further said similar workshop for sensitising the new employees of the Commission was organized across the 19 area offices of the Commission say’s “HYPADEC covers 6 states of Niger, Kogi, Kwara,Plateu and Benue in the North Central part of Nigeria, then Kebbi State in North western Nigeria”. added Alhaji Sadeeq Yelwa
He also assured hydro dam communities of the plans to urgently implements all Measures approved for the development of hydro electric power producing areas by the government.
He further appealed to them on the need to be patient as the Commission will soon embarks on its developmental plans when funds are ready.
Alhaji Sadeeq Yelwa who commended President Muhammadu Buhari’s effort in providing funds for the take off of the Commission after 12 years of establishment, urged the government on the need for adequate funding of the Commission to achieve the desired aim of the agency.
The Hydro electric power producing areas development Commision,
established by HYPADEC establishment act 87 of 2010.was charged with the responsibility of managing the ecological menace due to dams operations and other hydro electric power activity in the power producing areas of Nigeria.