Katsina to generate 600 megawatts solar energy

Katsina State will generate 600 megawatts of solar power energy for its own use and for sale to the states in need.

The effort to boost the electricity supply comes after patronage of its areas by the Federal Government.

Lands in Daura and Kankia have been taken by the Federal Government to establish a solar-powered energy company that will generate 600 megawatts.

“The Katsina State Government has already provided the land in Kankia and Daura where the equipment will be installed for generating the energy.

Engr Mansur Musa, the Special Adviser to Governor Masari on Power and Energy disclosed this while briefing newsmen on Monday in Katsina.

“When the project is completed, Katsina State will benefit from 200 megawatts while the balance of 400 megawatts will be given to the Transmission Company of Nigeria.

“When the project is completed, the Katsina Government will have a lot of economic activities that will give unemployed youths jobs.

“At the movement, the company that will execute the solar-powered project had gone to obtain PCOA from the Federal Ministry of Power to commence the project.

“The two town of Daura and Kankia are places blessed with a lot of sunshine and that influenced the government’s decision to establish the solar-powered energy company,” he said.

Musa said that when the project is completed it will provide job opportunities to the unemployed youth in the state.

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