Nigeria Electrification Project energises another community
The Shimankar community has joined a number of communities across Nigeria that are experiencing social and economic progress facilitated by the solar mini-grids project under the Nigeria Electrification Project (NEP).
At the end of 2020, the Federal Government of Nigeria, through its implementing agency – Rural Electrification Agency (REA), commissioned a 234KW solar hybrid mini-grid power plant in Shimankar community, Shendam Local Government Area.
The REA managing director and CEO, Ahmad Salihijo Ahmad, emphasised the Federal Government’s commitment to meeting its developmental goals by providing electricity access for all.
Reiterating REA’s role, he stated that “as an agency, we are responsible for powering unserved and underserved communities, therefore, it is fulfilling every time homes, businesses, schools and medical centres are connected to sustainable solar power.
“Almost immediately, we are able to witness rural communities being transformed with clean energy through the jobs that are created during construction, to their micro and small businesses scaling to larger capacity thanks to reliable electricity,” Ahmad added.
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