FG unveils solar-powered electric vehicle charging station


Minister of Industry, Trade and Investments, Niyi Adebayo, has said that strategic human capital and capacity development are essential to industrialisation growth in the country.

Adebayo stated this in Lagos while unveiling solar powered Electric Vehicle (EV) charging station and electric vehicle pilot project of National Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC) in conjunction with the University of Lagos (UNILAG).

He said the programme was designed to promote advanced technology transfer and development of sophisticated human capital.

Adebayo said the charging station developed by the NADDC would promote applicable local solutions for vehicle electrification in Nigeria, adding that it will offer students first-hand experience with the latest innovations in mobility and renewable power technology.

Earlier in his message, Director-General, NADDC, Jelani Aliyu, said the charging station was 100 per cent solar-powered.

Vice Chancellor, UNILAG, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, said the university would put the facility into proper use.

He said the innovation came at the right time the global world is shifting to renewable energy, stating that the institution would continue to invest in research.

Chief Executive Officer, Stallion Group, Anant Badjitya, said Stallion and Hyundai remain passionate to drive the innovation in Nigeria.