The Kwara State governor; Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed has said that his government is to deploy solar energy systems to villages, small scale businesses and key government establishments to boost electricity supply and enhance economic activities in the state, Leadership reports.
Ahmed said the move will provide an alternative source of energy supply to critical sectors instead of waiting endlessly for energy supply through the current hydro-thermal energy source. Ahmed noted that already the first phase of Light up Kwara is ongoing with the streets light across major roads within Ilorin metropolis and promised to extend the solar powered streets light to other towns in the second phase.
Earlier, national president, Licensed Electrical Contractors Association of Nigeria, Otunba Dele Akintola had said he was at the Government House to inform the Governor about the readiness of some investors to build solar power stations in the state. He appealed to Governor Ahmed to consider the proposal and provide 250 hectares of land for the project, saying that the project would create employment opportunities for the teeming youths and boost the state economy.topics from