Energy Sector Reform Very important For Progress – FG

Energy Sector Reform Very important For Progress – FG
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Energy Sector Reform Very important For Progress – FG

The Minister of State for Energy, Goddy Jedy-Agba, has rated the Rural and Electrification Company excessive for having impactful tasks throughout the six geopolitical zones of the federation.

Jedy-Agba, who mentioned this in a chat with journalists on Thursday, acknowledged that in his evaluation, the Company has carried out satisfactorily and deserves commendation, having impacted a number of rural communities in all six geo-political zones.

The minister mentioned, “For us to maneuver ahead in a sector as essential as this, we’d like reforms, and that’s what this company has been doing.

“I simply need to say to you that the Rural and Electrification Company is my star company, it’s instantly beneath my supervision and purview. I need to guarantee you that in all of the six geopolitical zones of this nation, we’ve got had two tasks in every state. There’s no group in any of the geo-political zones the place we don’t have a rural photo voltaic gentle intervention. We’ve had photo voltaic panels, we’ve got mini-grids and all of that in all of the zones.”

He added that the federal government company deserves particular consideration from the Federal Authorities for its influence.

“It’s a high-performing company. I don’t discuss people, I’m speaking concerning the company itself and the outputs. All of us on this room come from communities, we’re from completely different states right here, however for those who identify your state, I’ll inform you which native authorities and which group we’ve got impacted.

“I’m satisfied that the company has carried out satisfactorily in my judgment. Your judgment could also be superior to mine, however I do know it’s a star company that deserves particular consideration,” he mentioned.

By way of influence, the REA is implementing one of many largest electrification tasks in sub-Saharan Africa, the Nigeria Electrification Challenge, with funding from the World Financial institution and the African Growth Financial institution.

By way of off-grid electrification, the Company, within the final three years accomplished the primary R Electrification Fund Name delivering 12 photo voltaic hybrid mini-grids and over 19,000 photo voltaic house programs. The second REF Name tasks are ongoing to ship a complete of 51 further photo voltaic hybrid mini-grids.

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