Nigeria’s Dangote Group has signed an MOU with the Kano State Government for the proposed 100MW Dangote-Black Rhino Solar Power Plant at Zakirai, in Gabasawa Local Government Area of the state.
Dangote said the MoU was another step in the developing partnership between Dangote Group and the state government in their determination to improve the economy of the country.
Dangote described the decline in the power sector as sad, resulting in a decline of Kano’s status. Kano was once a strong industrial and commercial city.
He blamed the power challenges which have continued to hinder industrialisation and economic development in the state. “It is no secret that the shortage of supply of reliable and affordable electricity is one of the major challenges facing the state’s economy,” he said.
Once complete, this project will add 100MW to the state’s electricity supply. “The power plant which is a state-of- the-art renewable energy plant will be fully financed,” the president said. This will be done jointly by Dangote Industries Ltd and its global strategic partner, Black Rhino Group.