Kano State Government has taken bold steps towards addressing the epileptic power supply militating against small scale industries in the state
KNSG addresses epileptic power supply –Engr. Hadiza
By Our Reporter
Kano State Government has taken bold steps towards addressing the epileptic power supply militating against small scale industries in the state, the Managing Director of the state Hydro Energy and Development Agency, Engr. Hadiza Ahmad Tukur has disclosed.
Disclosing this to The Triumph in Kano, the Managing Director explained that the erratic power supply has continued to affect the water supply system and the condition of street lights in the state.
Engr. Tukur said the steps taken by the state government have come at the right time considering the epileptic power supply being experienced in the state.
She stated that although the Challawa and Tamburawa Water treatment plants have certain dedicated lines from the National Grid which supply electricity to them for some hours daily, but the supply of power needed better improvement from the part of the authority, considering the population size of the state.
The Managing Director explained that for the state to use generators for the supply of water and street light, it requires a huge amount of money.
Eng. Tukur, who commended Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje for taking over the projects of two independent power plants, namely Tiga and Challawa, said the action would augur well for the state.
She noted that the Tiga independent power project is only waiting for Hadejia Jamaare Water Basin Development Authority to permit the state to use the water in order to start serving the power to the citizens in the state.
According to her, the independent power plant will supply energy to the small scale industries at Sharada, Challawa and Bompai industrial estates during the day time, while the two water treatment plants of Tamburawa and Challawa will supply the power to street lights in the night in order to improve security situation in the state.
She then called on the people of the state to continue to exercise patience and cooperate with the state government in its commitment towards providing them with many social amenities that have direct bearing on their lives.