According to Abdullahi Ganduje, the governor of Kano State, the multi-million naira Tiga 10 Megawatts Hydro Power Station in Kano is finished and will be officially opened in a few weeks.
The pre-commissioning test for the multimillion-naira power facility is already underway, according to a statement released on Sunday by Ganduje’s chief press secretary, Abba Anwar.
Anwar noted that during his inspection visit to the Tiga Power Plant and Tamburawa Water Treatment Plant on Saturday, Governor Ganduje was pleased with the progress of the work and appreciated the efforts of the state independent power company contractors and other stakeholders.
He stated, “As it was designed from the beginning of the process, the 10 megawatts generated from Tiga station will be used to take care of Tamburawa Water Treatment Plant and metropolitan street lights.”
The statement added, “With this, our water issue will be dealt with decisively. So also our street lights issues will soon become history.
“While this project will be commissioned on January 29, 2023, we are still on similar project in Challawa Goje Dam, where we are generating six Megawatts.”
He quoted his principal to have said, “For the generation and distribution of energy, the state government established an independent power company as law stipulated. We came up with the Kano Hydro and Energy Development Company, a limited liability company.”
Anwar revealed in the statement that “And all the two needed licences for operations were secured since June 2021 from the National Electricity Regulatory Commission. That is, the licences for power generation and distribution.”
“In the next few weeks, the power generated from Tiga will be evacuated to Tamburawa Water Treatment Plant, as soon as all evacuation lines from Tiga to Tamburawa are fully completed.
The power will be generating at 33KV and transmitting at 33KV. He emphasised that, “Power generated from Tiga will be used for our Tamburawa Water Treatment Plant and also for our street lights, which will at the same time help in tightening the security system of the state.”
“What remains now is the final certification from the Nigerian Electricity Management Services Agency and Automation, which is also ongoing and will be done within the next five days, as assured by contractors.”
Before the end of his second term, Ganduje pledged the citizens that he would do every effort to ensure that he left a lasting legacy in every area of human endeavor.