The Kano state government has provided land for the construction of mega gas pipeline from Ajakouta to Kano as well as provision of 135 megawatts of hydro power project, aimed at boosting socio-economic activities in the state.
The Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Usman Alhaji, made the disclosure while receiving a delegation from the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) who paid him a courtesy visit in his office yesterday.
Alhaji explained that, the project when completed will enable the state to compete with other states like Lagos and Ogun in terms of economic development.
The SSG added that Kano would continue to provide all necessary support and logistics for the successful execution of the two projects.
In his remarks, the chairman, Kano State Land Use Allocation Committee, Alhaji Ibrahim Dan’azumi Gwarzo explained that, the 614 kilometer gas pipeline project which is the first of its kind in the country will boost the economy of the state, especially the industrial sector.
He commended the NNPC and other developmental partners for their contributions towards the realization of the two gigantic projects in the state.
Earlier in his remarks, a representative of the NNPC, Alhaji Muhammad Sani Musa Soron Dinki, stated that preparation has been made for the commencement of the two projects and commended the state government for its support and cooperation towards their realization