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Bauchi plans solar-powered electricity p…

| June 7, 2012 More

Governor Isa Yuguda of Bauchi State says the first solar-powered electricity plant in the North-East zone will soon be established in the state.

He said this on Thursday in Bauchi when he received an 11-man Nigeria/German Cooperation delegation led by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Power and Energy, Ibrahim Jidda.

Yuguda said that the 30 megawatts plant would put to rest the persistent electricity supply shortage and boost socio-economic activities in the state.

He said his administration would give the German and Swedish investors all the necessary support in achieving this feat, adding that he attached much significance to the project.

The project with an 18-month execution plan would be sited at Gudun Hausawa Area on the outskirts of Bauchi metropolis.

Yuguda said that the project would meet the yearnings and aspirations of the people of the state in terms of increased economic activities and job creation for the teeming populace.

The team leader of the German/Switzerland delegation, Jeremy Garner, said that Bauchi would be the first to enjoy the project which was part of a Direct Foreign Investment.

He said the team would ensure the timely completion of the project, adding that local personnel would be given adequate training to manage the plant after completion.

Category: Bauchi State News

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