April 1, 2023



Insecurity: FG to construct 2.5MW solar energy plant in NDA

The  Minister of Energy, Engr. Abubakar Aliyu has stated the Federal Authorities is ready to construct a 2.5 Megawatts hybrid solar energy plant within the Nigerian Defence Academy, (NDA), Kaduna to boost safety on the academy.

Aliyu, who was represented by the Minister of State, Energy, Goddy Jedy-Agba, OFR, acknowledged this on the fortieth Nationwide Photo voltaic Power Discussion board (NACEF 2022), held on the JK Garba Corridor, NDA. 

The 2- day occasion which held between August 29-Thirtieth was organized by the Photo voltaic Power Society of Nigeria (SESN) in collaboration with the Rural Electrification Company (REA) and Nationwide Power Fee (NEC). 

The minister, alongside the Commandant of NDA, Main Common Ibrahim Manu Yusuf, the Managing Director of REA, Engr. Ahmad Salihijo Ahmad, two Government Administrators of REA, Dr. Sanusi Ohiare, Engr. Barka Sajou, amongst others, had been conferred with Honourary fellowship of SESN award on the occasion. 

Aliyu, whereas lauding the organizers of the occasion stated that the theme “The Position Of Inexperienced Power Applied sciences in Nationwide Safety, Energy Technology and Financial Sustainability”, was well timed and obligatory. 

Whereas noting that dependable and sustainable vitality was key within the combat in opposition to insecurity within the nation, the Minister maintained that “conferences of this nature, with in depth and strong discussions, will all the time convey out fascinating consequence that may transfer Photo voltaic Power penetration in Nigeria ahead”. 

He stated: “International locations all around the world are variously exploring avenues of fulfilling their particular commitments and Nationally Decided Contributions (NDCs) consistent with the Paris Settlement On Local weather Change and COP26 Settlement in Glasgow. Nigeria isn’t not noted”.

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He added that to realize Nigeria’s dedication to COP26, President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration is implementing completely different initiatives focused at attaining at the least, 30,000MW era by 2030 with 30% from renewable vitality sources.

Deputy Governor of Kaduna State, Dr. Hadiza Sabuwa Balarabe, who additionally spoke on the discussion board, stated she was excited in regards to the programme as she believes the end result and strategies will additional improve authorities’s efforts to rid the nation of insurgency. 

Earlier, Commandant of the Academy, Yusuf in his welcome deal with stated the establishment was delighted over the theme of the discussion board as a result of it addresses the modern safety challenges going through the nation.