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Jigawa govt, firm sign pact on electricity supply

Power transmission towers24 June 2014, Dutse — Jigawa State government has signed a memorandum of understanding with NOVA Scotia Power Development Limited for the development of 50 megawatt solar power in the state.

The project will cost the company N34 billion and will be completed in the middle of 2015, while the state government will provide land and support to the company for the successful completion of the project.

This was contained in a statement by the Public Relations Officer of the Secretary to the State Government, Mallam Mati Ali.

According to the statement, the signing ceremony had been done.

Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Lawan Abdu (Zanna Ringim) signed the document on behalf of the state government, and explained that,the provision of solar power in the state was timely, in view of the efforts of the present administration at improving the socio-economic development of the state.

He described the provision of constant power supply to society as a basic and critical part of industrial development of any nation, adding that “this project will lay the solid foundation development of all categories of industries in the state.”

Abdu, however, expressed the state government appreciation to the company for indicating their interest to invest on Solar Power Supply in the state and urged the company to complete the project within the stipulated time frame.

Also, the Director of the NOVA Scotia Power Development Limited, Mr. Arif Mohiuddin, said the company was a subsidiary of Canadian Infrastructure Consulting Firm, which they are operating in Nigeria since the year 2000 that focused on energy supply around the globe.

Mohiuddin said they identify Jigawa State as a potential and blessed with abundant resources, therefore the establishment of the solar power will facilitate the tapping and utilization of the available resources at its disposal.

He noted that the company has proposed to carry out the feasibility, development, sourcing of finance, construction, operation and maintenance of project through the close coordination and cooperation with Jigawa State Government and it was designed to be completed within 12 months.

The formal signing of Memorandum of Understanding was witnessed by the Director General, Invest Jigawa, Dr. Muhammad Sagagi, and Permanent Secretaries of SSG’s Office.


– Daily Independent

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