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Nigeria, Abuja: The Nigerian federal government plans to ramp up its deployment in harnessing renewable energy.

Minister of State for Power, Goddy Jedy-Agba, during the inauguration of a 60 kWp solar hybrid mini-grid power plant, stated that the federal government was fine-tuning its policies in the diversification of the energy sector.

He explained that the capital appropriation for the projects was being put to good use by the implementing agency, the Rural Electrification Agency (REA) in order to provide clean, safe and reliable energy to unserved and the underserved communities in the country.

Jedy-Agba stated that it has become obvious that renewable energy plays a critical role in accelerating energy access across the nation, noting that the plan is to continue to do all it takes to ensure that Nigeria’s massive renewable energy resources are efficiently utilised.

“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,” Jedy-Agba stated.

While, in his remarks, the managing director of REA, Ahmad Salihijo, noted 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.

“Only when used productively and sustainably will the community witness the full impact of energy,” the managing director of REA noted.

 

Source: ESI Africa