The federal government will provide solar power grids for 200 primary health centers (PHC) and 104 Unity schools over the next 12 months, said Energy Minister Sale Mamman in Abuja yesterday.
The program The Day “Energy for All – Mass Electrification Rural Area “is expected to be implemented by the Agency for Rural Electrification (REA).
Mamman spoke about the program and said the plan will be funded by the federal government through an allocation of funds.
The program As part of the National Plan for Economic Sustainability (ESP), the aim is to support the country’s economic recovery in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to Mamman, solar power mini-grids will be a component of the project provided by solar-powered street lights for the host communities to 200 PHC.
At the unit’s 104 schools, the government would distribute Solar Home Systems (SHS) while simultaneously operating Providing solar powered street lights on campus.
Ma mman added that when completed, the program would enable job creation, improve access to energy, and help the federal government achieve 30 percent of renewable energy by 2030 that contribute to the sources of electricity.
The minister added that REA had pushed forward processes to close the energy gap in the health sector with funding from the World Bank under the Nigeria Electrification Project (NEP) .