The Kaduna State Government has signed Memorandums of Understanding with Basscomm Nigeria Limited and Eneriv Power Limited to provide solar power to civil servants as a clean and affordable alternative source of electric power under its Solar-For-All programme.
The Hon. Commissioner of Finance Shizzer Nasara Bada who represented His Excellency,Senator Uba Sani,the Governor of Kaduna State at the signing stated that the initiative was in line with Governor Sani’s pro-people style of governance and commitment to seeking climate friendly sources of energy in the face of environmental challenges.
This was announced through a statement signed and issued by Muhammad Lawal Shehu, Chief Press Secretary to the Governor of Kaduna State dated 15th November 2023.
Part of the statement reads:
“In the SDG Goals,the provision of clean energy is a key factor to development. The Solar for All Programme is a brilliant initiative of the Kaduna Power Supply Company to make life easier for our dedicated civil servants . It is our hope that we can expand this initiative to other residents as well,as it is all about accessibility to affordable energy.” the Commissioner stated.
“Nigeria is blessed with excess solar power that we have not tapped into. It is time that we look at renewable energy due to climate change.” She added.
The Solar-For-All Programme aims to cater to over 70,000 public servants in the Kaduna State Civil Service through which eligible workers can purchase high quality solar systems for their homes, small businesses or farms at stipulated rates with a payment plan of 3 years.
These solar systems will be installed safely by certified solar energy providers to ensure compliance with international best practices and standards.