UK firm powers 49,000 homes through solar energy in Nigeria

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The United Kingdom’s Department for International Development, UKAID, in a bid to increase electricity supply in Nigeria, has provided solar energy to 49,000 homes within the Nation.

According to the agency in charge of the programme in Nigeria ‘SolarNigeria’, the funds from the UK DFID will be used to scale the market for solar home lighting and power across the Nigeria through to 2020.

This initiative is considered as an innovative programme that will help solar suppliers and financiers in Nigeria to scale up and allow households to access this equipment on full commercial terms. It has also approved additional N4, 75 billion for the programme to help scale the market for solar home lighting and power in Nigeria through to 2020.

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