The Senator representing Niger South Senatorial District, Muhammad Bima-Enagi, has provided solar energy to 11 communities within his constituency.
The communities which are under Bisanti Ward in Katcha Local Government Area include Kakakpangi, Emi-Sheshi, Wasagi, Egba Nasara and Emitsowa.
Others are Emi-Liman, Emiyagi, Ekokapa, Emigindazhi and Ekoagi communities.
The lawmaker, in a statement on Monday, said the project was a part of his campaign promise of addressing power problems in his constituency.
According to him, two riverine communities of Gbara and Muregi under Mokwa Local Government Area were earlier powered by the solar energy.
He said: “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 that 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.”
The lawmaker added that he would begin the next phase of the project in a matter of weeks.