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Kano adopts national electricity policy to boost distribution

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Kano State Government has inaugurated a Committee of experts to guide the Government on how to derive benefits from the National Electricity Act 2023, using the dictates of Act to generate and distribute energy across the state.

Inaugurating the Committee in Kano, Abdullahi Baffa Bichi, the Secretary to the State Government, said both human and natural resources would be mobilised towards realising the objectives.

He stated that it was high time people bid farewell to redundancy and over-dependence on the Government for livelihood, adding that it was achievable only if Government ensured constant energy supply for both domestic and industrial consumption leading to more prosperity in the Society which is the core objective of the present Administration.

According to the SSG, the present Administration is determined to create more wealth and happiness in Kano State and this is achievable considering Kano natural and human resources.

Bichi expressed dismay that most industries in the State had closed due to epileptic power supply making Kano State an importer State instead of being a producer State.

He pointed out that State Government constituted the Committee, comprising experts in the energy sector to offer recommendations on how to achieve a turn-around in the power sector in the State.

The Committee was however tasked with the responsibility of facilitating the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity as well as adopting energy policies for available infrastructure in order to address the unique challenges.

The Committee was directed to also guide Government on how best to tap the available benefits from the enacted 2023 National Electricity Act, among others.