COVID 19: REA powers four health facilities
As part of the fight against the Novel Coronavirus, which has ravaged the entire globe, the Rural Electrification Agency (REA), has energised four health facilities through its solar hybrid mini-grid plants.
The four facilities located in three states of the federation, namely University of Abuja Teaching Hospital COVID-19 Isolation Center, Nigeria Center for Disease Control’s (NCDC), Public Health Laboratory, Lagos, the 128 Bed Ikenne Isolation Center, and 100 Bed Iberekodo Isolation Center in Ogun, have various installed capacities of 53.1 KWP, 25KWP, 20KWP and 10KWP solar hybrid mini-grid plants respectively.
According to the REA, the initiative was implemented to complement government and private sector efforts in containing the spread of the virus.
REA added that it was also in response to the Federal Government’s initiate of palliative measures to cushion the effects of the disease.
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the agency, Ahmed Salihijo Ahmed, while highlighting their mandate as the government’s implementing body for the electrification of the unserved and underserved areas in the country, he described the project as a means of providing safe and reliable electricity to the facilities to aid the fight of the virus.
While expressing gratitude to the Federal government and the Agency, beneficiaries noted how the regular power supply from the project would not only aid their work but will also help the recovery of patients.