Kano signs MoUs on $420m solar power projects



By Bashir Mohammed
Kano

Kano state government has signed three memorandums of understanding (MoUs) with three reputable companies with the aim of providing solar power energy in line with Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje’s administration’s resolve to make Kano a mega city suitable for businesses.
The signing of the three memorandums of understanding on the solar power projects were performed a long with seven other memorandums of understanding, bringing to 10 the total number of the companies involved in the deal.

Speaking shortly after signing the 10 memorandums of understanding between the state government and representatives of the investment companies at the Government House, yesterday, Ganduje said his major cardinal thrust was to make Kano a mega city like Dubai where the climate of investment would be made realistic and acceptable for investment.

He said the solar power projects to be executed in different parts of the state were expected to provide 300 megawatts to solve the problem of inadequate power, adding that no economic activity could ever effectively carried out with electricity.
He said Kano was much revived and recognised as a sprawling commercial hub in the West African sub-region “because of its vast economic potentials that can be harnessed for speedy economic development,” stressing that the cardinal objective of transforming Kano into a mega city could only be achieved with adequate power on ground.

On the proposed Kanawa Economic City which was among the ten memorandum signed and expected to gulp the whopping sum of N146 billion, Governor Ganduje said it was the ambition of his government to have a bustling business hub that would compete favourably with anyone sited in every part of the globe.
He commended the  Second Kano Economic and Investment Summit Committee, headed by the  immediate past Minister of  Economic and National Planning, Dr. Shamsuddeen Usman, for a job well done and expressed optimism that the gains of the Summit would be consolidated in achieving the desired goal.

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