FG commissions 100KW solar power plant built by youths in Ebonyi
The Federal Government has commissioned the 100KW Minigrids Solar Energy built by youths in Ebonyi State.
Minister of Power, Goddy Jedy-Agba, while commissioning the project at Eka-Awoke community in Ikwo Local Council of the state, at the weekend, said that the project was made and built by the youths.
The project is under the effort of Rural Electrification Agency (REA) in the country.
According to the minister: “We expect these young men in the next five years from now to be looking for something to do in this form so that we can replicate these things everywhere. It is not magic.”
He added that the Federal Government under President Muhammadu Buhari has improved in the area of electricity access by mandating the REA to electrify unserved and underserved communities in Nigeria.
The state governor, David Umahi, represented by his deputy, Kelechi Igwe, said that the project was in line with the mandate of Ebonyi State government and would avail the youths the opportunity to be employed while he assured the agency of the state’s continuous collaboration.
The governor, who noted that the REA’s mandate was in line with his government’s agenda to improve electricity access to indigenes of the state, said: “We want to urge the youths of Eka-Awoke to take advantage of this electrification to bring industries home.
“It is therefore with great pride that Ebonyi State will continue to collaborate with the Federal Government through the Rural Electrification Agency and the private sector to implement innovation projects that will ensure clean, safe and reliable electricity for the Eka-Awoke community specially and Ebonyi State at large,” Eric stated.