Sokoto State to partner with foreign investors

The Sokoto State Government said on Monday that it would collaborate with investors in Europe and China in order to improve power supply in the state.
The Governor Aminu Tambuwal of the state made this disclosure in Sokoto at a media chat to mark the 2016 Democracy Day.
According to Tambuwal, the foreign investors are going to focus on the use of solar energy and wind power to generate more energy for the state.

He said, “already, five companies have shown interest in the proposed project and discussions are on with them.
“The issue of power is key and fundamental to the sustenance of every society, as it can boost socioeconomic development.
“The state’s independent power project has also reached between 80 and 85 per cent completion stage and it will provide about 38 megawatts upon completion”.

According to him, the State Government is partnering the National Integrated Power Project (NIPP), which is currently executing some projects across the state.