Kano To Complete Independent Power Project In Few Weeks
-As more industries will bounce back
In an effort to reinvigorate the proliferation of industries in Kano, the state independent power project inches to completion, as 2 Megawatts would be completed by October ending and another 5.8 Megawatts project to be completed also by November ending.
That would pave way for the bouncing back of the state industrial might, which has been suffering for many years back, due to the absence of constant electricity supply plaguing the nation for long.
Governor Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano state, promised, since his assumption into office in May 2015, that his administration would try its best to complete all projects abandoned by the past administration.
“By completing this gigantic work, we are simply fulfilling our electioneering campaign promises. This project was started by the immediate past administration and we saw wisdom in it, more so in its completion,” he said.
Ganduje reveals this during inspection tour of the project at Tiga and Challawa sub-stations of the project, emphasising that, “For the two segments of Tiga sub-station, which is for 2 Megawatts, it will be completed by the end of this Month of October. While the other segment of 5.8 Megawatts will also be completed by end of November.”
Adding that, “We wish to provide our industrial areas with electricity, to our Warter works in the state and also to the public. We want make sure that our human development policy is taken care of. So also for our industries to provide employment for our people.”
While the power generation project is expected to be completed starting from end of October to November ending, for the power distribution, which is designed to emanate from Challawa, governor Ganduje directed the contractors to speed up and make sure that after power generation is completed, distribution takes off immediately.
At the distribution site in Challawa, the Consultant of the projects, Engineer Mustapha Bello, assured that, the civil engineering aspect of the project was completed, adding that, high tension poles were brought to the distribution centre.
“Distribution transformers are already in stock for the street lights which is part of the whole work. We are assuring His Excellency and the people of Kano state that, after this project Kano will lead again in any endeavour,” says Engineer Bello.