Vanguard (Lagos)

14 November 2012

Nigeria: Germany to Build Power Plant in Katsina

The German government is concluding arrangements in the planning phase for a solar power plant in Katstina State.

The German ambassador to Nigeria, Mrs. Janetzke-Wenzel who visited Katsina on Monday to launch the solar power plant disclosed that the power plant was part of the German-Nigerian Energy partnership.

With optimism, she said that the power plant is expected to have a capacity of 30 MW

The Ambassador who was accompanied by high-ranking German economic representatives together with the Governor of Katsina, His Excellency Dr. Ibrahim Shehu Shema, the ambassador launched the capacity building project in a ceremony well-attended by many representatives of the government and society.

In their speeches, the Ambassador and the Governor stressed that with the power plant, which will be manufactured in collaboration with a renowned German company, Katsina will receive environmentally clean and reliable electricity.

The economic development of Katsina, she added would be provided with an important impetus.

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