Leadership (Abuja)

10 February 2013

Nigeria: Ogun Signs MOU On Provision of Electricity for Rural Dwellers

Better time awaits rural dwellers and operators of Macro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) at the grassroots in Ogun as the State Government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Bank of Industry (BoI) on "Access to Renewable Energy" project.

The "Access to Renewable Energy" project is meant to provide electricity supply to rural dwellers using alternative means of solar system.

Speaking while signing on behalf of the State Government, Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Basorun Muyiwa Oladipo, described the project as a welcome development which is capable of boosting socio-economic activities at the grassroots, as it would be a ready source of energy which hitherto had been almost non-existing.

He enjoined prospective beneficiaries to protect the project from being vandalised, so that it would serve them for the long time possible, and ultimately, enhance their standard of living.

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