25 Kogi Rural Communities to Get Solar Powered Electricity

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Twenty five rural communities in Kogi State will benefit from the first phase of a special intervention to light up rural areas with solar powered electricity.
This was made known when the BEBM team and the state contact team of Community Energy Africa visited Kogi State Commissioner for Rural Development, Enema Paul in Lokoja yesterday.
A letter delivered during the visit on behalf of Dr. Patrick Tolani, the CEO of Community Energy Africa indicated that upon deployment and implementation of the Project, each beneficiary community is meant to be supplied electricity through a “PAY AS YOU GO BASIS.
Towards the success of the Project an elaborated engagement will also be carried out with traditional leaders, community and other critical stakeholders.
The solar electricity project will help to boost the economic, social and entrepreneurship capacities of rural communities in Kogi state that are off National Grid.
The project will be implemented by the Rural Electricity Agency (REA), World Bank and the Kogi State government.
Hon. Enema Paul said he was elated by the choice of the state for the project and promised the support of the government.
He also assured the team of the preparedness of his ministry towards the implementation of the project in Kogi State.

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