epileptic power supply
Kano is one of the states in the federation that is groaning under epileptic power supply . According to statistics made available by manufacturers, the Ministry of Power was supposed to supply Kano zone that comprises Katsina, Jigawa , Kano and Niger Republic with 8 percent of the total power generation based on distribution formula, but what was being handed to the zone was just 3 percent. The National Vice President of the Association, North West zone, Alhaji Ali Safiyanu Madugu told reporters in Kano that “discriminatory sharing of power to the state has led to the closure of 400 industries over the last 20 years with its attendant social consequence.” Alhaji Ali Safiyanu Madugu stated that “this culture of discrimination has robbed Kano its status as the hub of industrialists”, stressing that “property owning class no longer consider it worthy to invest here because of the rising cost of energy”. He also noted that Kano would have done great if the 8 percent of the total allocation due to the state was properly made as it was stipulated in the power sharing policy, adding that the Ministry of Power is yet to resolve the impasse hovering around the distribution system as applicable to other zones across the country. The Manufacturers Association of Nigeria therefore called on Kano State government to expedite activities on 35megawatt Tiga/Challawa Gorge dam hydro power as alternative and checks to the current “discriminatory practices”.
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