The Governor Muhammad Badaru Abubakar has disclosed that, of the three solar power projects being established in the state, two have almost been completed.
Receiving a delegation from the Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing led by the Director of Renewable energy and Rural Power Supply, Engineer Faruk Yusuf who were in Jigawa State for a feasibility study at the Gwiwa Solar Power Project Site, the Governor said the projects will boost the state’s industrial drive, adding that power supply remains a strong catalyst in the industrialization policy of the state.
The governor noted that the state is ready to play its part towards the actualization of the Gwiwa Solar Power Project which is expected to impact positively on the lives of the people and called on the Federal Government to expedite actions towards fine-tuning grey areas that were hindering the execution of project.
Earlier, the Director Renewable Energy and Rural Areas Power Supply of the Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing, Engineer Faruk Yusuf said he was in Jigawa State with a team of experts on a feasibility study to the Gwiwa Power project site in order to kick start the project pointing out that their visit affirms the Federal Government commitment towards actualizing the project.
He said the study will include perimeter and topography as well as environmental impact assessment of the project and that the project which will implemented in phases is expected to provide 1000 mega watts with the first phase produce 100 megawatts.