Kano set to inaugurate IPP

Kano state Governor, Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has said that the Kano Independent Power Project (IPP) will be commission in October this year.

Addressing press men on Monday as part of his 3rd anniversary, Ganduje also said an over N1bn contract had been awarded for the construction of transmission plant for onward distribution of the energy expected from the Kano IPP.

Governor Ganduje added that the multi-million Naira Sabon-Gari flyover would also be commission in October this year, while that of Kofar Ruwa would be completed in September.

He said, “The Gyadi-Gyadi flyover/under passs will be completed within nine months. Kano will wear a new look by the end of this year as many capital projects would be completed before the year ends.”

Ganduje explained that the state was blessed to fund its capital projects with Internally Generated Revenue (IGR), noting that the state was generating up to N3bn IGR monthly.

He regretted that only less than 10 per cent of revenue payers were paying tax in the state, assuring that government would continue to tax the rich in order to serve the poor.

On the light rail project, Ganduje said the project was still on, saying the project was broke into phases and that a contractor had been selected.

He said, “Federal government is currently negotiation with Chinese on the issue of interest. Even last week, officials from Chinese had discussion with Federal ministry of finance on the project.

Ganduje assured that his government was committee to the project and many others capital projects across the state.