Buhari unveils $16m Kano solar power project

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Monday, inaugurated the 10-megawatt Kano Solar Power Project funded by the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority with the sum of $16m.

A statement issued by the NSIA stated that Buhari expressed satisfaction with the quality of the job done with the installation of the solar power plants.

He was accompanied on the inauguration by the Governor of Kano State, Umar Ganduje; Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning; Zainab Ahmed; Chairman of NSIA Board of Directors, Farouk Gumel; Managing Director, NSIA, Aminu Umar-Sadiq, among others.

The statement stated that the NSIA was appointed by the President as funds and project manager with a specific mandate to conceptualise, develop, construct, and operationalise a 10MW solar project on a 24 hectare parcel of land in Kumbotso Local Government, Kano State.

It stated that Haske Solar Company Limited, the project vehicle whose name means light in the Hausa language, was jointly owned by the Federal Government, Kano State Government, and the host Local Government – Kumbotso.


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