Kebbi gives update on 5,600 megawatts solar power plant

Kebbi State Governor Atiku  Bagudu

Kebbi State Governor Atiku Bagudu

By Ibrahim Bello

Kebbi government has allocated 200 hectares of land to a private investor to set up a 5,600 megawatts solar power plant in the state.

Alhaji Suleiman Muhammad-Argungu, former Chief of Staff to Gov. Atiku Bagudu, told newsmen in Birnin Kebbi that a team of 30 Canadian technicians are due in the state soon to begin work on the project.

He revealed that the state had already secured the consent of the Transmission Company of Nigeria to set up a transmission station to be sited between Argungu and Fakon Sarki.

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“The project will be located at Fakon Sarki in Argungu and has been designed to improve and stabilize electricity supply to all communities in the state, as well as to create jobs,’’ he said.

Muhammad-Argungu lauded the state government for interventions in the industrial sector which led to the setting up of rice mills in Argungu, Birnin Kebbi, and Kamba, as well as a tomato processing factory at Ngaski.


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