Dangote Group of companies is extending its brand to the solar power plant.
The company plans to develop $150m Dangote/Black Rhino solar power plant in Zakirai, in the Gabasawa Local Government Area of Kano state.
To kick start the project, the Kano state government has allocated over 150 hectares of land to the company for the 100 solar megawatts of electricity.
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the project was signed between the Kano state government and the Dangote Group in August last year, with the aim of increasing electricity supply to the people, revive the industries closedown as well as enhance the economic development of the state.
Secretary to Kano state government, Alhaji Usman Alhaji signed on behalf of the state, while Executive Director Dangote Group, Engr. Mansur Ahmed who signed for his company, said the project will be jointly funded by its partners from the United States, Black Rhino.
Representative of Aliko Dangote, Managing Director Stakeholder Management of Dangote Group, Bello Danmusa received the land on behalf of the business magnate.
The project is expected to be completed within two years.