Kano state governor Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje says the Tiga Hydropower Station, which will provide 10 Megawatts of electricity to the metropolis would soon be inaugurated.
The project was initiated by the past administration, but to fulfil his promises made immediately after his inauguration during his first tenure in office in 2015, the project has reached 90 percent completion.
The Co-Consultant of the project, Engineer Balarabe Shehu, Chairman MBS Engineering, hinted this when the governor inspected the facility in Tiga town on Friday, adding that, “We are glad to understand that, this administration is executing the project with all seriousness and genuine commitment.”
This was contained in a statement issued on Friday by Chief Press Secretary to Kano State Governor Abba Anwar on Friday and forwarded to Solacebase.
He said the “Control Room and Power Houses, among others, are completed 100 percent. Hopefully, it won’t take us more than 2 or 3 months to commission the project.”
What would even make the project to reach up to two or three months before completion, according to the Engineer, “…there are certain things, particularly the use of the Tiga Dam, that the state needs to get permission and clearance from the federal government.”
In a remark, Ganduje assured that, “We are about to get that permission from the federal government. We are in touch with the federal Ministry of Water Resources. So very soon this project will see the light of the day.”
When completed, he said, it would take care of the industrial sector of the state, adding that, “Our state will bounce back to its industrial might. This 10 Megawatts, as we mentioned will take care of our industries and street lights in the metropolis.”
He further reveals that, a similar project is on, at Challawa Dam, adding that, “Our priority is to make sure that the problem of electricity supply is washed aside. When investment will also thrive in the state. We are simply creating a more enabling environment for businesses to bounce back.”
With the completion of the project, many industries would bounce back to capacity. Encouraging, “Other small businesses will also thrive. And that will go a long way in addressing the unemployment problem among our people.”