The Federal Government of Nigeria has promised to pursue the deployment of renewable energy in the electrification of schools, hospitals, and homes across the country.
The Minister of State for Power, Goddy Jedy-Agba, during the inauguration of a 60KWP Solar hybrid mini-grid power plant at Obudu Cattle Ranch, Cross River State stated that the Federal Government is fine-tuning its strategies in the diversification of the energy sector.
He remarked that the capital appropriation for the projects is being properly utilised by the Rural Electrification Agency (REA) in order to provide clean, safe, and reliable energy to underserved and unserved communities in the country.
Jedy-Agba added that it has become clear that renewable energy plays a critical role in accelerating energy access across the nation, noting that the plan is to ensure that Nigeria’s massive renewable energy resources are efficiently used.
He extolled the commitment of the REA in the commencement and implementation of several off-grid projects through the several programmes.
“No stone will be left unturned in ensuring that unserved and underserved communities continue to enjoy basic amenities such as stable power. We must continue to leverage this clean, safe and reliable energy technologies,” he stated.
The Managing Director, REA, Ahmad Salihijo, noted in his speech that the project was deployed under capital appropriation, stressing that it is evident that the intervention in off-grid communities was key to accelerating true national development.
He urged residents of Obudu and the management of the Obudu Ranch to optimise the intervention and leverage the availability of clean, safe and reliable energy for impact and growth.
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