The Kano State Government has confirmed that its N14 billion two ongoing Independent Power Projects at Tiga and Challawa Dams will be completed in September this year.
The Managing Director, Kano Hydro & Energy Development Company Limited, Alhaji Hamisu Abubakar while conducting journalists round one of the projects at Tiga dam said the state government had to secure N10 billion soft loan from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to enable it complete them as planned.
He said the projects conceived in 2002 were abandoned, due to some challenges, but assured that when completed, they would jointly produce 13.7 megawatts of electricity.
He disclosed that the projects would be connected to the State Water Works, so as to improve water supply to Kano and environs.
Furthermore, he said the state government had to streamline the capacity from 35 megawatts because of the Federal Government’s irrigation projects, adding that the civil works was in progress, while the mechanical section was 99 per cent completed.
Meanwhile, the Kano State Government has expended N280 million to upgrade the Dawakin Tofa Comprehensive Health Centre to General Hospital.
Kano State Commissioner for Information, Malam Mohammed Garba also confirmed that the government had expended N280 million to upgrade the Dawakin Tofa Comprehensive Health Centre to General Hospital.
He disclosed that the state government constructed 11 new blocks, as well as rehabilitated the existing structures in the hospital to upgrade its standard to full-fledged hospital and improve quality healthcare service delivery.
The commissioner explained that the state government had also procured equipment and other facilities, which would be added to the facility when completed.
According to him, the state government had created a number of units to take care of the increasing number of patients, who would be patronizing the facility to seek medical attention.