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Yuguda Flags Off Solar Power

| July 22, 2012 More

Bauchi State Governor Malam Isa Yuguda yesterday flagged off a project for the generation 30 mega watts of solar power in the state.

The governor, while flagging off the project, explained that the project, under the Bauchi-Siemens cooperation, would come to fruition within the next 18 months.

He said the project signaled good things to come for the people of the state in particular and the country as a whole.

Yuguda attributed crisis, conflicts, unemployment and youth restiveness in the land to inadequate power supply to run industries, establish small and medium scale industries, and spring up entrepreneurship to engage idle minds.

“With this project which will come on stream in the next 18 months, most industries that have left Bauchi will come back and our youths will have jobs to occupy themselves”, Yuguda said.

He told those at the event, which included diplomats, federal and state government officials and notable businessmen, that “if this is the only thing I have done in Bauchi in eight years, history will judge me right”.

Yuguda, who noted that the project would make Bauchi one of the first states in the country to be self-sufficient in electricity supply, observed that with the advent of solar power, the Northern states would soon surmount their Southern counterparts in terms of adequate power supply.

He also noted that power is one of the most profitable venture into which any wise investor can invest, and further observed that no country in the World that grow without power.

The governor recalled that for the past decade, Bauchi State had been managing a daily rate of four megawatts of electricity, saying however that with the flag-off of the 30 megawatt solar power, the jinx has been broken.

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on energy, Alhaji Ibrahim Jidda who was among the dignitaries, said it would take 10 -15 years for the country to witness stable power.

Category: Bauchi State News

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