DANGOTEDangote group of companies (Plc) says it has concluded preliminary arrangements to build 500 megawatts (MW) of electricity power plant in Kano.

Dangote Plc Group Executive Director, Stakeholders Management and Corporate Communications, Engineer Mansur Ahmed who made this disclosure at the Kano 36th International Trade Fair last weekend said the project was part of the efforts of the Dangote Foundation to improve the lives of people of the region.

According to Mr. Ahmed, the new power plan, which is part of the philanthropic gesture of the company is meant to support government’s effort in the provision of electricity for the people in the region and when completed it would benefit Jigawa, Katsina and some parts of Kaduna. “Dangote Foundation was scaling up its charity works across several African countries and has started deepening its philanthropic gestures in the areas of health and education. In the North Eastern part of the country, the Foundation has also provided over a billion naira to support the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and is desirous of addressing the challenges of unemployment in the country,” he said.

By Olisemeka Obeche

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