Sokoto State Government, Nigeria, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Chinese-based Kunming Engineering Corporation Limited (KHIDI) for the development of a 100 MW solar plant.
The project will be private-sector led with the government providing the land and other incentives. The Chinese company have to seek approval from the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) to carry out the project.
According to sources, Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Prof. Bashir Garba said:
“In Sokoto, we have abundant sunlight and hence it is only logical we tap from the natural resource for the benefit of the populace”
“When completed, this project will complement the State Independent Power Project currently in place. We are confident that the two projects will ensure tremendous improvement in power supply in Sokoto. So, I urge you to work on the terms of the agreement.”
KHIDI is a designer specialized in survey, design, scientific research, consulting, construction supervision and general contracting of water conservancy, hydropower, wind power, solar thermal power generation and municipal engineering projects.