Friday, 1 July 2016
Bank Of Industry’s Solar Project Lights Up 200 Homes In Kaduna
The Bank of Industry (BoI) has commissioned a solar powered electricity in Makarfi Local Government of Kaduna State, lighting up over 200 homes that were not connect to the national grid.
The electrification project covers a six km distribution network, and is also capable of providing commercial and domestic ventures with electricity.
At the commissioning of the project at Charwa and Chakun communities, acting Managing Director of the Bank, Waheed Olagunju, said the Rural Electrification Project was financed in conjunction with the United Nations Development Programme.
He stated that the Rural Electrification Project was conceived by the bank not only to improve living standards of the rural dwellers, but also to boost economic activities in such areas.
With the lighting up of the two communities after about 70 years of being in darkness, the Bank of Industry said it was ready to partner with all state governments on solar electrification projects in off-grid areas.