BREAKING : Edo To Name Renewable Energy Centre After Jedy-Agba


The Governor of the Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki has said that he will established a Renewable Energy centre to be named after the Minister of State for Power, Goddy Jedy Agba, OFR.

Obaseki disclosed this on Thursday in Benin, Edo State capital during an exhibition exercise by Solar Energy Engineers in the state.

He commended the Minister and the management of the Rural Electrification Agency for the 100KWP solar hybrid mini-grid power plant plant commissioned yesterday in the state.

He said that “the foundation for the sustainability of renewable energy infrastructure is man power and I want to say we have the people, the knowledge and the will.

We will partner the federal government and rural electrification agency to provide these young people with anything they need to succeed.

I want to thank the Minister for coming and hope that the next time he will come, he’ll be coming to commission Jedy-Agba center for Renewable Energy”.

Earlier, the Minister assured that the federal government will continue to promote and engage local Engineers and experts in the installation and development of solar energy infrastructure in the country.

He said that the President Muhammadu Buhari administration has demonstrated commitment to local content in the planning and execution of projects with the signing into law, the Executive Order Five.

He explained that “the Order five signed into law in 2018 has made it mandatory for local contents to be involved majorly in the planning and execution of all government projects and that’s what we have been doing.

I’m very impressed with what I have seen here today and I can assure you that our government is very committed to not only creating enabling environment for these talents to thrive but we will partner with them in the planning and implementation of renewable energy infrastructure in the country”.

The Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Rural Electrification Agency, Ahmad Salihijo Ahmad disclosed that the government was running a programme where Indigenous developers are given grant to invest in developing their talents.


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