Nigeria Govt Puts More Energy Into Plans for Solar Rollouts

Nigeria has been plagued by poor electricity supply for years - a challenge that is impacting the nation's economy. The Transmission Company of Nigeria reported that the country's electricity grid experienced multiple tripping, and the shutting down of supply. Protests have been held as President Muhammadu Buhari's administration increased the electricity prices, while the supply is increasingly errattic and citizens are struggling to cope financially. Now the government is embarking on a drive to install solar power in households across the country. This follows a private firm's installation of solar power at health centres across the country to ensure that the sick are cared for. The government envisages that with their planned installation of 5 million solar connections, it will benefit 25 million people and create 250,00 jobs, writes Simon Echewofun Sunday for Daily Trust. Ultimately, this will place less pressure on the national power grid, and will have a positive effect on the environment.




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