08 June 2013, Kano — The Kano State government has signed an agreement with Skipper Nigeria Ltd, a company that specializes in manufacturing power transformers and electrical equipment for the construction of an independent power plant in the state.
The state governor, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, who spoke after signing the agreement at the Government House in Kano yesterday, said “the agreement is a significant milestone in the quest of his administration to cater for the energy need of the state,” according to a statement by his spokesman Halilu Ibrahim Dantiye.
He identified “the present challenges with provision of electricity and the insufficient grid and other power infrastructure” as the main problems that emboldened his administration to initiate this project which he said “will hasten the socio-economic transformation efforts of the government.”
“One of the biggest challenges facing Nigeria for a very long time is that of electricity so the signing of this MOU is a dream come true for our people,” he said.
Kwankwaso added “turbines will be installed at Tiga and Challawa Gorge dams, so as to generate not only electricity but also to consolidate water supply and street lighting schemes.”
*Nazifi Dawud Khalid, Daily Trust