Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State has inaugurated the 80kw solar mini-grid electricity project which will provide uninterrupted power supply to Kurdula community in Gudu Local Government Area. Malam Imam Imam, the Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the Governor, said this in a statement issued in Sokoto on Sunday. The statement quoted Tambuwal as saying at the inauguration that more than 500 households made up of 4,000 residents would enjoy enhanced access to electricity supply. “Today’s event marks the beginning of a great collaborative effort toward ensuring sustainable growth through renewable energy sector development.
“It has now become absolutely necessary to take advantage of the ongoing renewable energy effort to ensure self-sufficiency in energy for economic development. “Mini grid powered by renewable sources is the best option for us to expand electricity access in the rural areas where the national grid is not available,” the statement quoted Tambuwal as saying. He added that his administration will continue to work closely with all stakeholders to expand areas of cooperation for the benefit of the citizenry. Tambuwal, however, urged community leaders and residents to ensure adequate security for equipment