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Sunshine to light up Lagos schools

07 August 2014, 18:37

Abuja - Lagos State Government has announced plans to provide solar power to all public schools in the state.

Lagos Governor, Babatunde Fashola, said the State Executive Council had approved a pilot project in that regard.

He said that  172 schools would benefit in the first phase which will run between now and May next year.

According to the governor, the first phase of the project, which is broken up into two sub-phases, will see about 35 schools in the riverine and rural areas of the state fully lit up and powered by solar power before the end of this year.

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Noting that government would be decommissioning over 800 generators in all the public schools by the time the project is finished, the governor also informed that the State Water Corporation was also working to install pipelines for direct water supply to 600 schools in the state.

This, he said, was to ensure that all our public schools got direct water supply.

Fashola explained that his focus on electricity for the up-coming generation as the way forward was based on his believe that if their capacity is developed at this level, they would be able to improve the nation’s power sector adding that it is  the lack of electricity that is keeping Nigeria in poverty.

He attributed the current inadequacy of power supply in the country to the inconsistency and insincerity of the present administration at the federal level.

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"If those whose responsibility it is to provide electricity for Nigerians continue to lie about it, the only hope left is to focus on the upcoming generation through adequate education to generate electricity for this country," he said.

- CAJ News

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