…..Project to cost N143bn, says Osinbajo
By Obas Esiedesa, Abuja
Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday launched an ambitious programme by the Federal to supply electricity to 25 million Nigerians through Solar Home System, SMS.
The Solar Power Naija Programme plans to roll out five new connections in off-grid communities across the country.
Speaking at the launch of the 100,000 Solar Home System in Jangefe community, Kazuare Emirate, Jigawa State, Prof. Osinbajo said the government was determined to bring power to unserved communities as part of the Nigerian Economic Sustainability Plan of President Muhammdu Buhari’s administration.
He explained that the project which would be financed by a N140 billion fund would be paid for by the beneficiaries.
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He however noted that the government will be providing $200 million in subsidy to support the programme.