Jigawa spearheads collaboration with KEDCO for renewable power

Governor Umar Namadi of Jigawa State

The Jigawa State Government and the Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO) have signed an innovative partnership that will ensure
stable electricity across the state.

Under the deal, Jigawa State, in partnership with Future Energies Africa, the new core investor in KEDCO, is increasing its shareholding in KEDCO to 10% from 7.5% while also committing KEDCO to an electrification partnership.

The partnership will see KEDCO (and partners) invest to build up to 10 megawatts of solar-interconnected mini-grids in the key urban hubs of Dutse, Gumel, Hadejia, Kafin Hausa, Kazaure, and Ringim to augment power supply and ensure stable electricity across the state.

The partnership will also see KEDCO complete the Gagarawa-Taura-Ringim line and connect the communities on the axis to the grid.

The agreement between the State Government and KEDCO entails the two parties partnering on joint electrification plans to raise
access levels for electricity in the state to greater than 90% by 2030. The electrification plans will include grid expansion, embedded
generation, solar hybrid mini-grids, and solar home systems across the state.

This agreement is in line with Governor Mallam Umar Namadi’s dynamic agenda for the state, dubbed “The Agenda for Greater Jigawa,” which is encapsulated in the Governor’s 12-point agenda blueprint for the development of Jigawa State.

This multibillion-naira agreement will serve as a catalyst for the continued transformation of Jigawa into an agro-processing and renewable
energy hub.

Presiding over the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding on Tuesday at the Government House Dutse, Governor Namadi remarked that with stable electricity across the state, “the lives of our people will be improved, and we can sustain a consistent double-digit growth rate to expel more and more people from poverty and make Jigawa State a prime destination for investment and jobs in Nigeria.”

Jigawa SSG, Alhaji Bala Ibrahim and the Chairman of the Board of Directors of KEDCO, Alhaji Adamu Ibrahim, sign the MoU while Governor Namadi and others watch

The Chairman of Kano DISCO, Engr. Adamu Ibrahim Gumel, emphasized his company’s aspirations and commitment to diversify green energy in partnership with the state government.

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