- Kano Provides Land for Gas Pipeline Project
The Kano State Government says it has provided land for the construction of a mega gas pipeline from Ajaokuta to Kano.
The Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Usman Alhaji, said this on Wednesday in Kano while receiving a delegation from the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, which paid him a courtesy visit in his office, according to the News Agency of Nigeria.
He said the state government had also provided land for the construction of a 135-megawatts hydro power project initiated by it as part of efforts to boost socio-economic activities in the state.
Alhaji stated that the power project, when completed, would enable the state to compete with other like Lagos and Ogun in terms of economic development.
According to him, Kano State will continue to provide the necessary support and logistics for the successful execution of the two projects.
The Chairman, Kano State Land Use Allocation Committee, Alhaji Ibrahim Dan’azumi, said the 614-kilometre gas pipeline project, the first of its kind in the country, would boost the economy of the state, especially the industrial sector.
He commended the NNPC and other development partners for their contributions and commitment to the actualisation of the two projects in the state.
A representative of the corporation, Alhaji Muhammad SoronDinki, said preparation had been completed for the commencement of the two projects.
He commended the Kano State Government for its support and cooperation toward the realisation of the two projects, which he noted would go a long way in boosting economic activities in the state.