The Federal Government through the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has commissioned 1×30/40MVA, 132/33KV power substations in Wudil and Dan Agundi Municipal Local Governments of Kano State.
Speaking during the commissioning, the Managing Director of TCN, Usman Gur Mohammed, said the contract was awarded more than nine years ago, but the project was abandoned until the coming of President Muhammadu Buhari’s Administration in its commitment to improve power supply in the country.
According to him, TCN has raised $1.623 billion for transmission, rehabilitation and expansion programme aimed at improving the power grid to 20,000 Megawatts (MW) by 2021.He revealed that the programme, which was sponsored by the World Bank, would improve electricity supply across Nigeria.
Mohammed also explained that the Wudil substation would improve power supply in seven local government areas, namely: Wudil, Garko, Albasu, Gaya, Garko, Sumaila and Ajingi, noting that the project would enhance their socioeconomic well-being.
In his remarks, the Governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, expressed appreciation for the actualization of the project, which according to him, would boost Kano’s economic and commercial status.
According to Ganduje, Kano is the economic hub of Northern Nigeria, but facing challenges of insufficient power supply, noting that these kind of projects would get the State back to its hitherto economic status. Saying “this project will certainly enhance the socioeconomic life of the seven local governments that are within this axis”.