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The Nigerian-based conglomerate, Dangote Group has signed a Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) with the Kano State government for a 100MW solar power plant.

The signing ceremony took place last week at the office of Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Usman Alhaji, in Kano, THISDAY reported.

The project dubbed the Dangote-Black Rhino solar power plant, will be located at Zakirai, in Gabasawa local government area of the state.

Media reported that the solar project will be jointly financed by the Group and its global strategic partner, Black Rhino Group.

Dangote-Black Rhino solar power plant

Represented by the group’s executive director, Mansur Ahmed, Aliko Dangote said his company is determined to bring about the much needed improvement in the country’s economy.

Media cited him stating that the power challenges have continued to affect industrialisation and economic development in the state.

“As we all know Kano’s pre-eminent status as a great centre of commerce in the sub-Saharan region for almost two centuries has sadly declined,” Dangote said in a statement.

He added: “It is an open secret that the gross inadequacy of supply of reliable and affordable electricity is one of the critical challenges facing the state’s economy.

“This project will, on completion, add 100MW to the state’s electricity supply and is fully in line with our group’s strong commitment to contribute to the reinvigoration of the state’s economic potential and over all national development.”

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Director of environment at Kaduna state ministry for environment, Malam Ahmed Salihu, said: “We have already entered into discussion with the federal ministry of environment and had shown interest to partner with us to make the project a reality.

 

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