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Enugu pledges support as CBN solar city takes off

The Governor of Enugu State, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, has pledged to support the construction of the first solar powered estate being built by CBN Cooporative in…

The Governor of Enugu State, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, has pledged to support the construction of the first solar powered estate being built by CBN Cooporative in partnership with Geometrix Homes and Estates Ltd., in Enugu.

According to a statement, the governor made the pledge when the national executive committee of the CBN Cooporative led by its president, Isa Aminu Buhari and the Management of Geometrix Homes and Estates Ltd paid a courtesy call on him at the Government House.

Buhari while briefing the governor said the project which is one of the first set to be built across the states with their partner Geometrix Homes and Estates Ltd is intended to be environmentally friendly and will solve the perennial energy problem which afflicts most homes in Nigeria as a result of fossil fuel powered energy.

“The solar city project is situated at the reserved section of the Emene Industrial Layout. It is the second of a series of solar powered estates to be developed across the country by the CBN Cooperative in partnership with Geometrix Homes and Estates Limited” the statement indicated.

“The proposed estate comprises of over 170 plots sitting on a land area of over 14 hectares. It will be a fenced and gated neighborhood with Asphalted Streets, good drainage and well landscaped lawns. Other facilities such as internet backbone, security and cleaning services, etc will be provided. All the Houses within the Estate will be powered by solar energy along with street lights” it said. 

Buhari, while still highlighting the details of the estate said the project plan includes the construction of an 18km State government road from Innoson Junction along Abakiliki Road to the estate site that will equally be provided with solar street lights.

He enjoined the Governor to use his good offices to provide an enabling environment for the smooth take off of the project especially in the area of statutory approvals, security and inter- agency corporation.

the governor thanked the CBN Cooperative Society and the management of Geometrix Homes and Estates Ltd., for siting such an innovative and strategic project in Enugu. He said it will serve as a catalyst for infrastructural development and enhance standard of living. He promised that the project will receive maximum corporation from his government.

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