- The president of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, has inaugurated a 10MW solar plant in Kumbotso Local Government Area of Kano State on Monday.
- This is the largest solar PV project commissioned in Nigeria to date.
Managing Director and the Chief Executive Officer of the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA), Malam Aminu Sagir, said the project would add value to national economy. He said that about $15 million (N120 billion) was spent on the project to enhance power supply in Kano State.
The project is jointly owned by the Federal Government and the Tate Government and the host community is to be supervised and managed by the NSIA. It is currently the largest grid-connected solar plant and is proof of successful mid-sized solar deployment in Nigeria.
“This will catalyse growth in the power sector as it shows that renewable projects of this magnitude can be successfully delivered. It also builds Nigeria’s credentials in the fight against climate change and its commitment to attaining zero carbon emissions by 2060,” said Sagir.
Author: Bryan Groenendaal