The federal government has taken land in Daura and Kankia towns to establish a solar powered energy company that will generate 600 megawatt.
“The Katsina state government has already provided the land in Kankia and Daura where the equipment will be installed for the generating of energy, special adviser to Governor Masari on Power and Energy, Mansur Musa said Monday in Katsina.
He said: “When the project is completed, Katsina state will benefit from 200 megawatt while the balance 400 megawatt will be given to the Transmission Company of Nigeria.
“When the project is completed the Katsina government will have a lot of economic activities that will give unemployed youths jobs.
“At the movement the company that will execute the solar powered project had gone to obtain PCOA from the Ministry of Power to commence the project.
“The two town of Daura and Kankia are places blessed with a lot of sunshine and that informed the government’s decision to establish the solar powered energy company,” he said.
Musa said when the project iscompleted, it will provide job opportunities to unemployed youth.