By G9ija

The Kano State Government has inaugurated a rural electrification scheme known as “Stand Alone” at Gabasawa town, in Gabasawa Local Government Area (LGA) of the state.

Information Officer in the ministry, Alhaji Lawan Hamisu-Danhassan, announced this in a statement Tuesday explaining that the scheme was launched by the State’s Commissioner for Rural and Community Development, Dr Musa Iliyasu.

Iliyasu at the inauguration said the project would provide job opportunities for the many unemployed youths of the state, and boost socio-economic activities among rural dwellers.

He added that the scheme was also aimed at providing individuals with solar electricity that they can have the opportunity to pay in instalments.

“The scheme is a solar home system owned by Shenzhen Lemi Technology Development and Lemi Renewable Electricity Limited, to targeted rural communities with at least 100 settlements,’’ the statement quoted Iliyasu as saying.

The commissioner added that to achieve the set objectives, the state government had signed an agreement with the company to provide solar facilities.

He reassured people of the state of government’s readiness to provide all the necessary social amenities across the 44 LGAs.

Earlier, the state’s Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Alh Murtala Garo, represented by his aide, Alhaji Laminu Sani, expressed appreciation for the initiative, aimed at bringing further development to the state.

He urged them to utilize the opportunity of having a seamless power supply that was cheaper than electricity and generators.

The District Head of Gabasawa, Alhaji Sani Dawaki, expressed gratitude to the government for choosing his domain as a beneficiary of the programme.

Dawaki assured the government of the support and cooperation of the leaders and people of Gabasawa in ensuring the success of the scheme.

He, therefore, urged the village and ward heads to mobilize their subjects to play their part in sustaining the scheme aimed at improving business activities in the area.