25m Nigerians to Benefit from FG’s 5m Solar Home Project

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As part of activities to lift 100 million Nigerians out of poverty,   the Federal Government plans to install 5 million Solar Home System (SHS) to impact over 25 million Nigerians and generate over   250,000 jobs across the country.

The government is also pushing for  more mini grids across the country to improve  electricity supply to rural and urban settlers  in Nigeria so as to stimulate business activities in Nigeria.

Speaking during the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between  Sokoto and Bauchi state governments in Abuja, Minister of Power, Abubakar Aliyu, said that the Federal Government was committed to providing reliable power supply to unserved and underserved communities in rural and peril urban areas of Nigeria.

The minister who spoke through the permanent secretary, Ministry of Power, Nebeolisa Anako, explained that the government would   make sure the programme becomes a reality.  

In his remarks,  Commissioner  of Energy, Sokoto State,  Aliyu Balarabe,  expressed gratitude to the Federal Ministry of Power for signing of the MoU, saying that  Sokoto and Bauchi states would be the first to sign the  tripartite MoU.

Speaking also, the Commissioner of Power, Bauchi State,  Maryam Garba appreciated the Federal Ministry of Power and said that the Ministry of State,  Power would take advantage of the Federal Government’s policy  and  key into the  plan to provide electricity to unserved and underserved communities in the state.

In his  October 1, 2021 independence speech, President Muhammadu Buhari, had promised to lift 100 million Nigerians out of poverty.

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