The Federal Government has completed the installation of an 80-kilowatt solar hybrid mini-grid power plant in the Ajaokuta Local Government Area of Kogi State.
The Federal Government, through the Rural Electrification Agency, inaugurated the mini-grid on Monday, to which 496 residential and commercial buildings would be connected.
Kogi State Governor, Mr Yahaya Bello, commended the Federal Government, the REA and the private developer for their commitment to the project.
He said, “The people of Kogi State will do our best to support this project to ensure greater success and sustainability. Its impact goes beyond improving quality access to stable electricity. It has also provided a total of 32 jobs for our indigenes and will create more during the expansion of this project. We look forward to witnessing the Federal Government replicate similar projects that will improve the quality of life of Nigerians.”
The Senator representing Kogi Central, Mr Yakubu Oseni, said the solar project would benefit members of his constituency.
He said, “Our women will be able to process their cassava in a less stressful manner and our fishermen can preserve their products now that there is reliable electricity.”