KANO, NIGERIA. Dangote Group signed a Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) yesterday in Kano with Kano State Government for the proposed 100 megawatts Dangote Black Rhino Solar Power Plant which is to be sited at Zakirai, in Gabasawa Local Government Area of the state
Signing the MoU on behalf of the state government, the SSG, Alhaji Usman Alhaji, indicated that the momentous event showcased the sacrifice of Aliko Dangote, a son of the soil, for the people of the ancient City of Kano, and indeed, the nation in its struggle to move its economy forward.
Represented by the group’s Executive Director, Engr. Mansur Ahmed, Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote said the MoU was yet another milestone in the evolving partnership between Dangote Group and Government of Kano State in their determination to bring about the much needed improvement in the economy of the country.
Aliko Dangote decried the decadence of the power sector, which resulted in decline of the status of Kano, a once vibrant industrial and commercial city in the past three decades, as sad.
Aliko Dangote said it was incumbent, and necessary for the benefit of the people of Kano and the entire nation to restore the economy’s vibrancy.
He decried the power challenges which have continued to militate against industrialisation and economic development in the state, saying “As we all know Kano’s pre-eminent status as a great entrepot and centre of commerce in the Sub-Saharan region for almost two centuries has sadly declined.