MINISTER of State for
Environment, Ibrahim
Usman Jibril has
disclosed that the Federal
Government was set to
power nine Universities
in the country with Solar
Energy as part of its
efforts to ensure a clean
and healthy environment.
The Minister recently
gave this hint when he
paid a working visit to
the National Agency for
Science and Engineering
Infrastructure, NASENI,
Solar Energy Ltd (NSEL)
Plant located in Karshi,
Abuja.
Ibrahim Jibril stated that
the decision by the federal
government to power the
tertiary institutions with
Solar Energy was a very
laudable development
which is in line with
the Nigeria’s Nationally
Intended Contributions
to the reduction of carbon
emissions in line with
global best practices.
According to the
Minister, his visit to the
Solar Energy Plant was
to identify with as well
as offer the Ministry’s
support to the local
manufacturing company
in the production of Solar
Panel, stressing that
renewable energy is one
of the critical focus of the
soon to be launched Green Bond project by the Ministry
of Environment.
He further maintained that
the issue of Solar Energy
will encourage the use of
local content which will in
turn help the country to save
foreign exchange as well as
create employment for our
teeming youths.
Conducting the Minister
on the facility tour of the
Plant, the Executive Vice
Chairman of NASENI Solar
Energy Ltd, Engineer (Prof)
Mohammed Sanni Haruna
noted that the Plant was
the first Solar PV Module/
Solar Panel manufacturing
company in Nigeria.
He also revealed that the
Plant has a 7.5MW capacity
and it can produce all sizes
and capacities of Solar PV
module.Engineer Haruna explained that NASENI
Solar Energy Ltd was
established by the Federal
Government to primarily
reduce cost of quality solar
panel by producing solar
panels that are 100% made
in Nigeria.
He further said company’s
products can compete
favourably with any
imported solar panel in
Nigeria.

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