Abuja - Kano Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje,
has welcomed the multi-billion dollar investment announced to increase access
to energy in the region.
Blackstone and Dangote Industries on Wednesday in Kano announced
a commitment by Black Rhino, a portfolio company of Blackstone Energy Partners,
to jointly invest up to $10 billion in energy infrastructure projects in the
state and across East-South Nigeria.
“The project will bail Kano State out of its prevailing
economic depression and uplift the state to another level of economic
prosperity and development,” said Ganduje.
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“Now that the national economy is dwindling, we have no
better way to revive it than to invest in agriculture and resuscitate our
the governor added.
He pledged the state government would provide land, among
other inputs, to enable the project to materialise.
Ganduje pointed out power was crucial to the survival.
He said the state government is making efforts to provide
electricity through the ongoing multi-billion Naira Independent Power projects
at Tiga and Challawa.
These generate 35 megawatts of electricity.
- CAJ News