Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari, on Monday, commissioned a 10 Megawatts solar power plant in Kano to spur industrial activities.
The $16 million project was funded through Nigerian Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA).
President Buhari expressed appreciation, saying, “The project will help to revive ailing industries which depend on electricity to power their giant plants in the state.”
In his remark, the Managing Director and the Chief Executive Officer of the NSIA, Aminu Umar Sagir described the project as a progress for the people towards adding value to the economy.
“All the necessary support and funds were provided for the implementation of the project and, hopefully, the impact of the project would be felt via the creation of fresh employment opportunities,” he stated.
He also said that as the project begins to supply power, it would put a smile on the faces of families through employment opportunities to be created for individuals and collective families.
“At the close of the day, peace and security would reign supreme as Nigerian masses would no longer starve over lack of food because they would be paid emoluments at the close of the end of the day.
“The project is to be supervised and managed by the NSIA which is jointly owned by the federal government, Kano State, and the host community, Kumbotso.
“The project is currently the largest grid-connected solar PV plant and is proof of successful mid-sized solar PV deployment in Nigeria.
“This would catalyst growth in the power sector as it shows that renewable projects of this magnitude can be successfully delivered. It also builds Nigeria’s credentials in the fight against climate change and our commitment to attaining net zero carbon emissions by 2060,” he added.