Dangote Plc said, it has concluded preliminary arrangements to build a 500 mega watt (MW) of electricity into the national grid for the people of Kano.
In a statement over the weekend, the group executive director, Stakeholders Management and Corporate Communications, Engineer Mansur Ahmed made this disclosure at the Kano 36th International Trade Fair.
According to him, the new power plan, which is part of the philanthropic gesture of the company is meant to support government’s effort in the provision of electricity for the people in the region and when completed it would benefit Jigawa, Katsina and some parts of Kaduna.
He said the Dangote Foundation was scaling up its charity works across several African countries and has started deepening its philanthropic gestures in the areas of health and education.
He said in the North Eastern part of the country, the Foundation has also provided over a billion naira to support the Internally Displaced Persons(IDPs) and is desirous of addressing the challenges of unemployment in the country.