Subsidy Removal: Federal Government Distributes Free Solar Systems

Federal Government has begun the distribution of free solar home systems across Nigeria to ease the adverse effect of fuel subsidy removal.

Managing Director of Rural Electrification Agency, Ahmad Salihjo, said the Government had ordered the agency to increase the deployment of more free solar systems to homes, schools, and hospitals across Nigeria.

Salihjo who gave the hint when he visited the Makoko area of Lagos, said the project was under the Ministry of Power’s Poverty Reduction and Growth Strategy programme.

He added that the agency had visited Ijebu-Ode in Ogun State and Osogbo in Osun State, where solar systems had been delivered to markets and agricultural hubs.