The federal government is exerting energy to ramp up its deployment in harnessing renewable energy to power critical infrastructure including schools, hospitals and homes.
Minister of State for Power, Goddy Jedy-Agba, who spoke at the Obudu Cattle Ranch, Cross River state, during the inauguration of a 60kWp solar hybrid mini-grid power plant, stated that 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.
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.