Kano State Governor, Governor Abdullahi Ganduje, has officially signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) for the construction of 132 KVA transmission line.
A statement released by Abba Anwar, the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Ganduje, affirmed that the agreement would boost Kano’s economy and improve small scale businesses in the state.
“Providing electricity to Kano is a task that must be done. We are ready to accept all the requirements attached to this MoU,” the statement read.
“And you will see action immediately. Ours is to bring back the lost glory of the state, when industries were reigning.
“As a government, we have been doing our best to see that electricity problem becomes a thing of the past. Our effort in using our Dams to get more electricity has been a welcome development.
“I will also put heads together with my other two colleagues, the Governors of Jigawa and Katsina states, to see that this good omen succeeds.”
The Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of TCN, Usman Mohammed, who was present at the signing of the MoU, also assured the governor and indigenes of Kano that with the new MoU, the problem of electricity would substantially be reduced, if not totally cleared.
He said: “If we solve the problem of transmission then the problem of distribution is very simple and in fact, distribution of electricity is the weakest part in the chain.
“When the new transmission is completed, Kano could be the state with the best electricity supply in the country, which will also bring back the glory of the state industrial sector and other businesses.”