The Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing released a statement via its twitter page at about 11 am today. In the statement, the ministry revealed that the Niger Delta Power Holding Company Limited (NDPHC) will be launching its solar power project formally, today.
Recall that, NDPHC Managing Director, Chiedu Ugbo, disclosed in a meeting on October 2016 that the company will be partnering with Azuri Solar Power Nigeria Limited to deploy 20,000 solar lighting systems to unserved rural communities in the country.
In Ministry’s statement read;
“The Presidency in conjunction with the NDPHC will today formally launch a solar energy project, under the Presidential Initiative for Solar Home Systems is supporting the deployment of 20,000 small-scale household solar systems to rural communities.”
“Today, Acting President Prof. Osibanjo will launch the pilot phase of our Solar Home Systems in partnership with Azuri Tech”
“They can also provide up to 8 hours of lighting, home phone charging and clean, reliable, off-grid power.”
“In a bid to provide access to sustainable and alternative power solutions to address the immediate power requirements of the people.”
“The systems are designed for the needs of small rural households that are completely unconnected to the grid.”
“This means small businesses will be able to stay open for longer hours after sunset, students can continue their studies in the evenings…”