September 27, 2023

The Chairman of the Rural Electrification Agency, Danlami Muhammad Kurfi, has said the agency is committed to providing reliable and sustainable power to all unserved and underserved rural homes across Nigeria.

Kurfi stated this on Monday during the commissioning of 2.0MW Solar Hybrid Power Plant at the Usman Danfodiyo University, Sokoto.

In his speech at the event, Kurfi disclosed that both schools, hospitals, communities as well as the various economic clusters will not be left out in the REA plans.

While noting that REA was using the Energising Education Programme to actualise its mandate in the learning institutions, Kurfi added that, they were ready to collaborate with public and private sectors towards the progress and success of the power sector.

He said, “I am delighted to be here today as we commission this 2.0MW Solar Hybrid Power Project, together with its world class workshop and training center and solar powered streetlights under Energizing Education Programme (phase 1 which is being implemented by the Rural Electrification Agency.

“As the chairman, Governing Board of the REA, I will continue to use my office to ensure that we provide the leadership and oversight needed to enhance and advance increased investment, regulations, compliance, proper governance, and other issues that affects the power sector in Nigeria”.

The Vice Chancellor of Usman Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, Prof Lawal Bilbis, in his welcome address, said the university was privileged to have the Federal Government 2.0MW Solar Hybrid Power Plant, Renewable Energy Workshop/Training Center and Solar Powered Street light in their institution.

Assuring that the investment and expectations of the facility will be jealously utilized, guarded and protected, Prof Bilbis affirmed that, it was geared towards supporting the university’s mission towards addressing developmental challenges of Nigeria, via cutting edge research, knowledge transfer and training.

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