UKAID powers 49,000 Nigerian homes with solar energy

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

This initiative is an innovative programme that helps solar suppliers and financiers 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. According to the group Communication Manager, Solar  Nigeria, Genevieve Bosah, “these homes now enjoy bright light and reliable power at lower cost than kerosene and generators.