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FG provides 40 solar mini-grids for 40,000 people

Minister of Power, Engr. Saleh Mamman.
Minister of Power, Engr. Saleh Mamman.

The Federal Government said it has provided 40 solar power mini-grids with  40,000 Nigerians benefiting from them.

The Minister of Power, Engr. Sale Mamman said this in Mubi, Adamawa State while commissioning 740 kilowatts (KW) Solar Nigeria Projects in various Local Government Areas of the state.

He said, “As at today, at least more than 40 new Mini-Grid projects have been commissioned across the country providing reliable power supply to over 40,000 people in Off-Grid areas. These projects are mostly developed through public-private partnership, confirming the confidence of the private sector.

“The Ministry will also provide 5 million households with solar home systems under the Nigeria Economic Sustainability Plan which is aimed at increasing electricity access and reducing the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic,” he said.

The eight Adamawa projects executed at Primary Health Centres and educational institutions were conceived under a Technical Assistance grant funding by the European Union, implemented by the Department for International Development (DFID) and supervised by the Federal Ministry of Power.

“I want to charge the Adamawa State Government to scale up these pilot solar projects and ensure its sustainability,” the minister said.

Governor Umar Fintiri of Adamawa state thanked the Federal Government and its partners for the support saying the projects are highly beneficial to his people.

Representatives of the EU assured of more partnership in the energy sector describing the support of the the minister of power as encouraging.

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