The Borno government said on Wednesday that it has ordered for 1,000 “stylish street lights” from China in a bid to fight crime and beautify Maiduguri, the state capital.
Malam Isa Gusau, the Special Adviser on Communication to Gov. Kashim Shettima, disclosed this in a statement issued in Maiduguri.
Gusau said the the order was given by Shettima, who led state officials on a visit to the manufacturing company in China.
“The governor led the state government team to sign the agreement with Cangzhou Metallic Crafts Limited, a manufacturer of stylish and decorative street lights based in Waligang town, Botou city in Hebei Province of China.
“The street lights are to be installed along the streets in different parts of Maiduguri, the state capital, as part of measures to remodel the ancient city,” he said.
Gusau said that the agreement was signed after assurances by the company to keep to specifications in the supply of the items.
“After visiting the factory and making selections, the delegation held discussions with the companyâ€™s top management following which an agreement was signed by both parties.
He said that the new street lights would replace the solar powered ones currently in use in many parts of the state capital.
`The new street lights, will replace the solar powered lights currently in use in the state capital.
“The old streets light have been problematic after years of experimentation,” he said.