The Federal Government of Nigeria, in collaboration with Morocco and the Government of Jigawa State, is working on the establishment of solar energy initiatives to boost the use of energy in the northwest area and other parts of the country, said Jigawa State Commissioner for Land, Housing, and Urban and Regional Planning, Sagir Musa Ahmed.
Ahmed said the planned project would be located in Gwiwa Local Council, a local government area of Jigawa State, with an estimated land allocation of 200,000 hectares for the project, local newspaper “The Guardian” reported. In its Friday edition.
According to him, solar energy is an initiative of the Moroccan government, in collaboration with the federal government and the government of the state of Jigawa, aimed at improving the electricity supply in the country, in particular in the states of Zamfara, Jigawa, Katsina and Yobe, the newspaper said, adding that the project is expected to help improve power generation in the aforementioned states and the country in general.
Mr. Ahmed said that under the proposed project, the current administration is committed and working towards the achievement of the desired goals due to its importance.
The commissioner also clarified that 934,000 hectares of land had also been allocated for industrial purposes, 934,000 hectares to state and federal institutions, while 192,000 hectares of land were designated for expansion and construction of hospitals.
“What we are focusing on now is how to project our progress over the next ten years as part of an efficient and effective land administration system,” he stressed, noting that “our plan was to put in place solid urban planning initiatives in our five emirates councils in order to create modern and developed cities in the near future ”.
Regarding the achievements, the commissioner said that the state government has issued more than 1,920 certificates of occupancy to the rightful owners through a systematic procedure of land administration, designing and approving the provision of 500 housing units in the main towns of the 27 local councils of Jigawa State.