Jun 15, 2021

Mawazo Writing Africa

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FG unveils solar power for 5 million households in Jigawa rural communities

On Friday, the federal government presented its new solar energy for five million households in off-grid rural communities in Jigawa.

The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, presented the solar energy Naija The program, which addresses the Jangefe municipality in the Roni region in Jigawa, according to the project, should create 250,000 jobs across its value chain.

“The project start is the first phase of the use of 100,000 Solar Home Systems (SHS) as part of the Solar Power Naija – Program of the Federal Government’s Nigeria Economic Sustainability Plan (NESP) with the aim of:

“To expand access to energy to 25 million people, which equates to five people, millions of new connections through the provision of solar home systems or connection to a mini-grid.

“Increase the local content in the off-grid solar value chain and promote the growth of the local manufacturing and assembly industry;

“Incentives to create 250,000 new jobs in the energy sector,” said Osinbajo.

The Vice President also announced that the federal government was working to ensure universal access to electrification in Ensure Nigeria through the decentralization of grid power solutions.

He announced that the federal government has allocated more than N 140 billion for the project, with the central bank of Nigeria providing low-interest loans valued at approximately $ 200 million .

The Minister of Energy, Mr Sale Mamman, said this about the project. If fully implemented, it could generate annual revenues of over N7 billion for the federal government.

In similarly, Abubakar Twumasi, managing director of ASOLAR, thanked the project executors, the federal government for the opportunity the support of the state through its various interventions.

However, Badaru expressed the hope that Jigawa would get the min imum of 150,000 units of the new five million households expected to be powered Note that if the five million units were divided, each state would receive approximately 150,000 units.