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Lagos implements major solar project

21 January 2016, 07:58

Abuja - Lagos State Electricity Board (LSEB) has commenced a training programme on Operation and Maintenance of Solar Project for Public Schools and Primary Health Centres (PHCs).

This is in conjunction with the Department for International Development (DFID).

Commissioner for Energy and Mineral Resources, Olawale Oluwo, said 172 Public Schools and 11 Rural Primary Health Centres (PHCs) in Lagos had been picked as beneficiaries for the solar project.

He said the project would improve services in the institution and create more than 3 000 jobs in the supply chain.

Presently, solar power systems have been installed in 32 Government Schools and Epe Primary Health Centre.

Also Read: Nigeria, UK sign agreement on solar energy at Africa Energy launch

The first phase of the project is to provide the public institutions with reliable, pollution-free power and lighting at lower cost than fuel-burning generators.

Oluwo implored the beneficiaries of the solar systems to take ownership and protect them in order to encourage government to do more.

Facilitator of the training, Adebayo Adelakun, said the primary objective of the exercise was to reduce economic losses in the institutions and improve power supply.

This would be attained through their sustainability and regular maintenance.

Adelakun added that the timing for the commencement of the programme was auspicious because this was the period when the weather posed most challenges to solar installations.

- CAJ News


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