By Emeka Mamah
Nigeria-German Energy Commission has started the construction of 30 mega watts of solar-powered electricity project to boost power in Katsina State.
Governor Ibrahim Shema flagged-off the project in Katsina, yesterday, giving the firm handling the job eight months to complete it.
Shema, who assured of necessary support and cooperation of his administration to ensure timely completion of the project, further noted the need to tap water, gas and wind to source energy for societal development.
The governor lamented that although inadequate power supply started long ago, the Federal Government was however working hard to tap all the energy sources in the country to address the matter.
According to him, the 30 mega watts of electricity project, when completed, would encourage the development of industries, technology and the creation of jobs among the citizens.
Commissioner for Resource Development, Mr. Musa Nashuni, said Governor Shema had been trying to develop alternative source of energy since he assumed office, pointing out that his efforts were beginning to yield fruitful results.