Kano State Government has finally handed over 150 hectares of the land promised to Dangote Group of Companies for the development of $150m Dangote/Black Rhino Solar power plant in Zakirai, Gabasawa local government area of the state.
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the provision of the 100 Solar megawatts was signed between the Kano State Government and the Dangote Group in August last year, with the aim of increasing electricity supply to the people, revive the industries close down as well as enhance the economic development of the state.
The Secretary of Kano State Government, Alhaji Usman Alhaji signed on behalf of the state, while Executive Director Dangote Group, Engr. Mansur Ahmed for his company said the project will be jointly funded by its partners from the United States Black Rhino.
The representative of Aliko Dangote, Managing Director Stakeholder Management Dangote Group, Bello Danmusa received the land on behalf of the business magnate.
The occasion was witnessed by representatives of the district head of Zakirai, Alhaji Abubakar Bello Bayero and Surveyor General of Kano state, Dayyabu Dandikko Rogo.
The project is expected to be completed within two years.
The representative of Alhaji Abubakar Bello Bayero thanked Aliko Dangote for the project saying “It will enhance small businesses of women and youth for their empowerment and curb restiveness.”