29 November 2015, Abuja – President, Dangote Group of Companies, Alhaji Aliko Dangote has pledged to construct a 500 megawatt power plant for Kano, Katsina, Jigawa and Kaduna states.
In his address at the 36th Kano Trade Fair held in Kano, the executive director stakeholders management, Engineer Mansur Ahmad who represented Aliko Dangote at the occasion stated that power plant is a deliberate attempt to support local economy and wealth creation.
Engr. Mansur maintained that without power industries and commerce will cripple and businesses will tremendously decline and that has been the situation in Kano for decades, saying anything to be done to revive such would have to be done now than anytime.
The Executive Director revealed that they were currently discussing with the Kano State government on the 500 mega watt power supply and final agreement will be sign in few weeks to come.
According to him, Dangote has been providing support areas of health and education in Kano, adding that in the next few weeks they are going to handover six out of the health care facilities built and were completed to Kano government.
Engr. Ahmad stated that Dangote has constructed over a hundred borehole across the State and the theater health facility at Murtala Muhammad Specialist Hospital, MMSH, which was delayed due to design discrepancies and would soon be take off.
In his words Dangote group has done quite a lot of intervention across the federation, sighting the example of Ebola case were Dangote group expended over a billion naira to control it’s spread and another billion naira support to Internally Displaced Persons, IDP’s in especially the north east.
Mansur also disclosed that the nutrition program of Dangote aimed at ensuring nutritious pupils that are going to be vibrant, intelligent and for better Nigerian community.
*Abubakar Salihi – Leadership