Kano, Dangote, Rhino Group seal $150m solar power deal

Kano State government, Dangote Group of Companies and Black Rhino Group, at the weekend in Kano, signed a $150 million Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on solar power project.

On completion, within 24 months of the target period, the  power project is expected to generate 100 megawatts (Mw) of clean electricity, not only to industries but to the people of the state.

The MoU was signed by Secretary to the Kano State Government (SSG), Alhaji Usman Alhaji on behalf of the state government, while the Executive Director, Dangote Group, Alhaji Manusr Ahmed, signed on behalf of the Dangote Group.

In his address at the signing ceremony, the SSG, said the  power project is what is in vogue for now all over the world, stressing that need to provide energy for the progress and growth of the economy of the state.

‘’We need energy to make any progress and development anywhere in the world; so we believe this is a right step in the right direction and I wish to also reiterate that the Kano State government is very keen on this project and we are doing everything possible, under the leadership of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje to improve the life and living conditions of the people of Kano State,” he said.

In his remarks, Ahmed said the purpose of the power project is meant to improve the economy of Kano as  centre of commerce in the sub-Saharan region.

The project, which would be jointly financed by the Dangote Industries Limited and Black Rhino Group will provide a state of the art renewable energy plant that will convert the abundant energy of the sun into high quality clean electricity.
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