The Federal Government, on Friday, April 9, unveiled its new Solar Power for five million households in off-grid rural communities in Jigawa state.
The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, while unveiling the Solar Power Naija Scheme, at Jangefe community in Roni local government area of Jigawa, said the project was expected to create 250,000 jobs, through its value chain.
“The project launch is the first phase of the deployment of one 100,000 Solar Home System (SHS), under the Solar Power Naija Programme of the Nigeria Economic Sustainability Plan (NESP), by the Federal Government with the objectives to:
“Expand energy access to 25 million individuals, representing five million new connections, through the provision of solar home systems or connection to a mini grid.
“Increase local content in the off-grid solar value chain and facilitate the growth of the local manufacturing and assembly industry:
”Incentivize the creation of 250,000 new jobs in the energy sector,” Osinbajo said.
The vice president also announced that the federal government was working to ensure universal access to electrification in Nigeria, through the decentralization of grid power solutions.
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