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Published On: Mon, Apr 21st, 2014

Kano: N14bn Independent Power Project to become operational this year – Kwankwaso

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rabiu_kwankwasoGov. Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso of Kano state who is currently on official trip to India and Malaysia has inspected the power turbines to be installed at the Tiga nad Challawa dams as part of the over N14 billion independent power project being undertaken by the Kwankwaso administration.

In a statement signed by Director of Press and Public Relation to the Governor, Halilu Ibrahim Dantiye,

Gov. Kwankwaso while inspecting the facilities, implored the contractors to ensure that the project begins operation before the end of this year. He observed that the company handling is one of the most reputable firms in India which is working in such a way that the economic activities of the people of Kano will be enhanced.

Gov. Kwankwaso who was in India to see and assess performance of 509 students out of the over 2,000 that were sponsored for further studies in 14 countries, pointed out that the project will produce 35 megawatts of electricity which will used to power street and traffic lights, industries and sold to the general public.

Addressing the students the governor urged them to face their studies seriously to enable them become responsible citizens that would be a pride to the government and people of the state.

The students at Bengali University later gave the governor a special award in appreciation for his support to the education sector. Responding to award he restated the commitment of his administration to ensuring the educational development of the state. He then urged them to concentrate on their studies in order to justify the resources being spent on them.

The governor also visited the India Film Academy to further collaboration in making the Kano Film Institute at Tiga a reality. He thanked the management of the academy for their visit to Kano recently to assess the facilities at the Institute and advice on how best to make it one of the best Film Institutes in Africa .

He assured that all the necessary improvements have been made and is now ready for final take-off.

He revealed that conducive atmosphere has been provided to enable actors and actresses to explore their full potentials in the film industry.

Gov. Kwankwaso has already departed India to Malaysia to visit the 250 students sponsored by the state government to study post-graduate programmes in various disciplines.

He’s accompanied by the Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Rabi’u Sulaiman Bichi, Commissioners for Higher Education and Special Duties, Alhaji Umar Haruna Doguwa and Brig. Gen. Idris Bello Dambazau (rtd) respectively and the Secretary of the state Scholarship Board, Alhaji Usman Sule Ririwai.

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