Kano signs MoU with TCN for transmission line Cons

Kano Governor Abdullahi Ganduje has signed an Memoradum of Understanding (MoU) with the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) for construction of 132 KVA transmission line.

The move is to further strengthen the state economy with the needed industrial expansion and improved small scale businesses.

A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to Ganduje, Abba Anwar, indicated that the agreement would assist Kano to regain her lost glory as an industrial hub in sub- saharan Africa.

Ganduje assured: “Providing electricity to Kano is a task that must be done. We are ready to accept all the requirements attached to this MoU.

“And you will see action immediately. Ours is to bring back the lost glory of the state, when industries were reigning.”

He noted that, with the new MoU Kano would be getting electricity from 3 to 4 directions, stating “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.”

Ganduje promised he would raise powerful committee that would be involved in facilitating the Right of Way for the final touch of the gigantic project.

“I will also put heads together with my other two colleagues, the Governors of Jigawa and Katsina states, to see that, this good omen succeed.”

The Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of TCN, Usman Mohammed, who led the team to the Governor, assured that with the new MoU and its implementation in place the problem of electricity would substantially be reduced, if not cleared away.

According to him: “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.”

Mohammed disclosed that Kumbotso, Dan Agundi and Dakata Transmission centres were all increased in their capacity to 100 percent, assuring: “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.”

The MoU is among Kano, Jigawa and Katsina states and TCN for construction of 132KV Transmission Line through Daura-Kazaure-Dambatta-Babura and 2x60MVA, 132/33KV Substation at Kazaure and Babura and 2x60MVA 132/33KV Substation at Mashi, with Turnin and Turnout Katsina-Daura 132KV Transmission Line at Mashi, as Transmission project.

According to the provision of the MoU, each of the states would satisfy all Rights of Way acquisition requirements and payment of compensation for lands in respect of the Transmission Line between Daura-Kazaure-Dambatta and Babura.

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