Boost For Business In Off-Grid District.

Boost For Business In Off-Grid District As Mass Solar Power Debut.

Small, Medium and Large Scale business owners in the off-grid environment may now be relieved following the launch of Solar Power Naija Programme which will take care of their electricity need.

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Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo weekend flagged off the pilot phase of the programme in Jangefe Community in Roni Local Government Area, Jigawa State, from where it will get to all geopolitical zones in the country.

The project is coming under the Economic Sustainability Plan, as part of the promises made by President Muhammadu Buhari to provide renewable energy for over 25 Million Nigerians.

The epileptic power situation in the country has inspired the collapse of numerous businesses and pushing many into joblessness.

Following the launch in Jigawa State, Laolu Akande, the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the Vice President said the rollout will continue across the six geopolitical zones in Edo, Lagos, Adamawa, Anambra, Kebbi and Plateau.

The Solar companies are also in the pipeline for the Solar Power Naija facility to continue the march to 5 million connections during the life of this present administration.

The scheme is targeted to go to the entire 36 States and the FCT covering 25 million Nigerians in the end.

The commencement of the Solar Power Naija programme means the community and business will get 1,000 Solar Home Systems connections for its about 5,000 population.

The Jangefe community in Jigawa State, which is the first location to be covered by the A-Solar company, will pay monthly energy payments until the systems are fully paid for at the point in which there will be a transfer of ownership to each consumer in the community.

The Vice President noted that the “President had emphasised that we could no longer rely solely on the grid if we were to electrify the whole country. Which meant that we had to develop an effective strategy for decentralizing the power supply. Two obvious things to do were, first to think of implementing more off-grid solutions and to use renewable energy especially solar power.”