By; DAHIRU SULEIMAN, Dutse
The Economic Community Of West African States, (ECOWAS) has pledged to construct a 330 KVA power stations in Dutse, and other parts of Jigawa State.
Governor Muhammadu Badaru Abubabar stated while receiving a technical team of TCN headed by its Managing Director, Muhammad Usman Gur at Dutse Government House.
He said the project will actualize the state government’s mission of industrializing the state through stable power supply.
Alhaji Muhammad Badaru Abubakar explained that when completed, the project would cover local government areas of Birnin Kudu, Gwaram and other parts of Jigawa Central Senatorial District.
He added that a number of investors had shown willingness to invest in the state if power supply is improved.
Least amongst the prospecting firms earlier signified their commitments towards investing in Jigawa State included the Oriental Renewable Solutions set to establish a 50MW solar plant in Jigawa.
Others include the Dangote Group of Companies who initially ventured into investing a 200,000 metric tones of Rice Processing firm at Hadejia, and Sugar plantation company at Kaugama locan government councils respectively.
Similarly, Mr Lee Mega 13,000 agro allied industries at Gagarawa was not left behind in their quest to industrialize jigawa state, where it proposed to inject over 50 billion US Dollars investment to boast agro allied industries
On completion it was expected that the proposed industries will accommodates over 13,000 gainful employment opportunities mostly to the host community of the firms.
In a related development, the state government is invigorating its initiatives towards attracting the USD 150 million Solar Power investments where an MOU to that effect between it and officials of the united state government has reach an advanced stage.