|Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Bello
The Niger State Government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Vyonare Development Limited for the construction of a 50 megawatts solar plant in the state its bid to improve the epileptic electricity supply.
Mr. Jonathan Vatsa, the state Commissioner for information, Culture and Tourism, who said the solar plant will be constructed at Ragba, along Mokwa – Jebba road in Mokwa local government area of the state.
According to the state commissioner, the solar plant will go a long way in addressing the recent lapses of the three hydroelectricity power stations in the state and complement the federal government efforts at stabilising the epileptic electricity supply problems.
Vesta expressed optimism that the project when completed, would not only create job opportunities for the teeming unemployed youths in the area but also boost the state internally generated revenue.
He assured Vyonare Development Limited of the state government’s unflinching support to settle all compensation due to the owners of 100 hectares of land acquired for the project.
Engineer Segun Ajayi, speaking on behalf of the company, disclosed that the $100 million independent solar power project will boost the nation’s effort at increasing its power generation as some of the percentages of the power generated would be evacuated to the national grid.
Ajayi also stated that the project would be fully funded by Vyonare Development Limited company while the Niger state government would provide the enabling environment for the smooth take off of the project and facilitate all necessary processes needed for its actualization.