Dangote Group says it has concluded preliminary arrangements to inject build a multi-million Naira 500mw of electricity into the national grid for the people of Kano.
Group Executive Director, Stakeholders Management and Corporate Communications, Engineer Mansur Ahmed, made this disclosure at the Dangote Special Day event at the Kano 36th International Trade Fair just as the Dangote Cement mega promo triggered sales at the fair.
According to him, the new power plan which is part of the philanthropic gesture of the company is meant to support government’s effort in the provision of electricity for the people in the region and when completed it would benefit Jigawa, Katsina and some parts of Kaduna.
Speaking earlier at the opening ceremony, the Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje who was represented by the Commissioner for Commerce Rabiu Bako said the state government and KACCIMA are working together to encourage private sector participation to ensure the planned economic development of the state.
He said Kano State is creating an industrial layout for those in the private sector with guaranteed supply of electricity to support government’s industrialization strides.
Minister of Industry and Trade, Okechukwu Enelamah who represented the Federal Government at the opening ceremony had said the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari was committed to agricultural and industrial development in the country.