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FG Unveils Plan For Universities, Teaching Hospitals To Generate Electricity

In a bid to address the persistent power challenges facing Nigeria, the Federal Government has announced plans to empower federal universities and teaching hospitals across the nation to generate electricity independently.

This initiative forms part of a broader strategy to relieve pressure on the national grid and ensure a more sustainable energy future for the country.

The Executive Director of the Rural Electrification Agency (REA), Ayo Adegboyega, disclosed this groundbreaking plan while speaking to reporters at W.O. Lawal praying ground in Ibadan.

He emphasized that this project is just one of many initiatives being undertaken by his agency to revolutionize Nigeria’s energy landscape.

Highlighting the specifics of the plan, Adegboyega outlined that federal universities and university teaching hospitals will be equipped with the necessary infrastructure to produce their own electricity.

This move aims to bolster their energy independence and contribute to the overall stability of the power sector.

He confidently stated that implementation of the project is well underway and is expected to yield tangible results in the coming months.

Moreover, Adegboyega revealed that the commissioning of one such project at the University of Abuja is imminent, with President Bola Tinubu slated to officiate the ceremony in the coming weeks.

He assured Nigerians of a brighter energy future, promising that these initiatives will pave the way for an uninterrupted power supply across the nation.

In addition to the university-focused initiative, the REA is also spearheading other projects aimed at diversifying Nigeria’s energy sources.

These include the provision of mini-grids and solar panel power for households nationwide, further demonstrating the government’s commitment to ensuring energy security for all citizens.

As the nation grapples with the challenges of epileptic power supply, Adegboyega stressed the importance of delving into the root causes rather than merely scratching the surface.

This holistic approach underscores the government’s determination to tackle the longstanding issue of inadequate electricity infrastructure head-on.

With these ambitious plans set in motion, Nigerians can look forward to a future where reliable electricity is no longer a luxury but a fundamental right.

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