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FG Targeting Electrification Of 5m Households With Solar Power – Osinbajo

Yemi Osinbajo, vice president, has disclosed that the federal government is planning to supply electricity to five million households in the country through solar power.

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Speaking at a Virtual Presidential Policy Dialogue Session organised by the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), Osinbajo said the Muhammadu Buhari-led administration is committed towards making the country better for Nigerians.

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The vice president stated that the federal government is focusing on key areas, such as agriculture, housing and manufacturing, adding that there is also a strategy to expand cultivation and agro processing.

“We are to create jobs and boost our national housing programme. We would be intentional in the support of manufacturers in using our local raw materials. We are seriously engaging the use of cement in building our roads, as it will be cheaper for us and more durable,” he said.

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“We are targeting electrification of five million households with solar power, and we are supporting SMEs, especially in the pharmaceuticals to enhance the production of personal protective equipment.”

 

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