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Lagos propose constant power supply in health centres

Lagos state Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode

The Lagos State Government says it has concluded plans to ensure steady power supply in public schools and health centres across the state through its solar system project.

Lagos state Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode

Lagos state Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode

The project, which involved maintenance of existing solar systems and installation of new ones, would commence after a 10-day training organised for technicians that would carry out the task, a statement said on Thursday.

The Commissioner for Energy and Mineral Resources, Olawale Oluwo, who declared the training open, encouraged institutions that had the facilities to participate.

Oluwo said the training, which was organised in collaboration with the United Kingdom Department for International Development, was to ensure a regular maintenance of solar components to guarantee steady power supply to public schools and primary health care facilities powered by the solar systems.

He said 172 schools and 11 health centres would benefit from the project, adding that it would create about 30,000 jobs.

The training provider, Adebayo Adelakun of Enertech Limited, said at the inauguration that the objective was to keep solar power installations running, as well as reduce economic losses in schools and primary health centres operating within the solar systems.

It will be recalled that the UK Minister for International Development, Grant Shapps, had visited Nigeria in October 2015, to have first-hand information on the progress made on the project, which is now at the completion stage.

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