Sokoto approves N5bn to complete power projects

Posted by Timige, On 10 Nov, 2023 | Updated On 11 Nov, 2023 No Comments »


The Sokoto State Government has pledged its dedication to securing uninterrupted electricity supply, citing its crucial role in driving socio-economic and agricultural progress under the current administration.

The state Commissioner for Energy and Petroleum Resources, Sanusi Danfulani, disclosed this while speaking with newsmen shortly after he visited the Goronyo Dam project on Friday.

The commissioner disclosed that the state governor, Dr Ahmed Aliyu, has approved N2 billion to complete the 35MW Independent Power Project initiated by the administration of Senator Aliyu Wamakko.

He also said that the governor has similarly approved N3 billion for the solar energy project, which he said has already commenced.

He explained that the state government is collaborating with foreign energy companies to source five hydroelectric megawatts from the Goronyo Dam to complement the state-owned IPP, which, according to him, will soon be put to use.

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He said that the Goronyo Hydro project was capable of providing 25 megawatts, but the government decided to use only five megawatts to allow the agricultural sector to flourish.

The commissioner further said that if completed, the five megawatts would be used to provide energy to Goronyo, Isa, Sabon birni, Rabah, Wurno, Gada , Illela and Gwadabawa local government areas.

“The vision of the governor of Sokoto state, Dr. Ahmed Aliyu is to surmount all electricity supply challenges with aim to attract investors and give Sokoto state aggressive transformation that will engender economic development”,

“And you can only achieve that with uninterrupted power supply, so the governor, Dr Ahmed Aliyu, has committed the whopping of N5 billion to provide electricity for the welfare of the Sokoto people and socio, economic and agricultural development in the state” .

Source: Punch

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