The Kano State Government has inaugurated a rural electrification scheme known as “Stand Alone” at Gabasawa Town in Gabasawa Local Government Area of the state.
The Information Officer in the ministry Alhaji Lawan Hamisu-Danhassan on Tuesday said in a statement that the scheme was launched by the state’s commissioner for Rural and Community Development, Dr Musa Iliyasu.
While inaugurating the scheme, Iliyasu said it would provide job opportunities for many unemployed youths, and also boost socio-economic activities among rural dwellers.
According to the Commissioner, the scheme also was aimed at providing individuals with solar electricity that they can have the opportunity to pay in instalments.
“The scheme is a solar home system owned by Shenzhen Lemi Technology Development and Lemi Renewable Electricity Limited, to targeted rural communities with at least 100 settlements,” Ilyasu said.
The Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Alhaji Murtala Garo, represented by his aide, Alhaji Laminu Sani, expressed appreciation for the initiative aimed at bringing further development to the state.
He urged them to utilise the opportunity of having a seamless power supply that was cheaper than electricity and power generating sets.
The District Head of Gabasawa, Alhaji Sani Dawaki, expressed gratitude to the government for choosing his domain as a beneficiary of the programme.
Dawaki assured the government of the support and co-operation of the leaders and people of Gabasawa in ensuring the success of the scheme.