S’African investor to establish 5,600MW solar power in Kebbi –

S’African investor to establish 5,600MW solar power in Kebbi

From Olanrewaju Lawal, Birnin Kebbi

Kebbi State government has allocated 200 hectares of land to a South-Africa based investor, Equity Electricity Company to establish solar power project expected to generate 5,600 megawatts to Argungu town and its environment.

Former Chief of Staff to Kebbi State Government, Alhaji Suleiman Muhammad Argungu, disclosed this while speaking with newsmen on at the weekend.

Argungu, explained that, a team of 30 Canadian technicians are coming to Kebbi state for installation of the materials which already on ground stressed that the execution of the project would last for eight months before commissioning.

According to him, “ the project would be located at  Fakon Sarki in Argungu. It it is going to improve electricity and stabilize power supply to all communities in Kebbi state as well as create jobs for the teaming youths of the state.

“Also, about 30 Canadians would soon be in Kebbi state so that, they would work in the state for eight months to complete the  installation of these panels for the megawatts of the electricity. We pray by God grave, they will not stop the project until the after the project is completed and be ready for commission,” he said.

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Argungu said that as part of efforts of the present administration in the state to improve power supply, Kebbi state Governor, Senator Abubakar Atiku Bagudu has secured the consent of the Transmission Company of Nigeria ( TCN), to set another transmission station in the state which he said,would be sited between Argungu and Fakon-Sarki.

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