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Nine Universities to get solar power plant – Fashola

Minister of Works, Housing and Electricity Babatunde Fashola at the 32nd Convocation Lecture of Yabatech College of Technology, said 9 government-owned Universities to get solar power plant, The Nation reports.

Fashola said the power plant would deliver 12 megawatts of electricity in the universities to aid power generation.

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Nine Universities to get solar power plant – Fashola


“We are deploying solar energy in Nigerian universities today. The first nine schools are under construction and they will deliver 12megawatts of electricity to these schools. We will move from phase to phase until we complete it in the 37 states,” the minister said.

Fashola, who spoke on the theme:

“Sustainability of technological advancements – a key to industrial growth”, noted that the ministry has invested in innovative areas that would improve power generation and distribution.

He urged the graduating students to be technological and innovative-minded to move the wheels of economic growth.

The minister said:

“I want to see new things. You are graduating into a world of artificial intelligence. This is a world that you will answer the skills that the school has empowered you with. No matter how much progress you think has been made, there is still room to do more. This is really the heart of technology in the pursuit of knowledge.

“The interesting thing today is that it is still difficult to store electricity, but not totally impossible. That may be the next revolution. That may be a student here who will change what we know about electricity, to bring that revolution to light. Some people are already ahead but you can overtake them and be the one who turns the story of Nigeria and Africa around because there are so much to do with this wheel called electricity.

“Some people have generated it, some people have transported it, some have distributed it, but who can store it? You cannot afford to sleep; add value. I believe if this problem is solved, it will improve the value chain of electricity. In the next few years, we will not have all these problems because we can carry 10 megawatts of electricity in our pockets and is safe. So, it is very possible to store electricity, if we find a better way out. But I will continue to do my work before we get there.”

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107 Comments

  1. Wow, good job that will be a development to Nigerian institutions as whole, more power to your elbow sir, this is really a great joy ans an achievement

  2. This a very good development, I hope my school should be among those 9 schools they choose, I’m very happy because we are improving in technology in the country.

  3. I cannot wait to start experiencing different things,, is a good development of it’s been carried out

  4. Talk is cheap they say but action speaks louder than voice. It is a welcome development if truly it will be done

  5. Good job to the ministry of works & electricity, its a very good idea as you have begin Amy God help you do complete it in the 37 states as mentioned keep up the good work

  6. This is a very good development, I pray it materialize… Please let Kaduna State University be among the nine universities please.

  7. This is such a good idea I hope it will eventually happen . Because it’s not just about saying it and raising our hopes then another story after

  8. This is very good!! If they could install this Solar Power Plant in all the universities I think it will help alot because it will enable them make use of electrical appliances and the systems without Power interruption. Mr Fashola please make sure you supervise the project to the end so that it will be accomplished. Let it not be the usual promise and fail thing in Nigeria.

  9. This is really a very good development. At least there will be an uninterrupted power supply in the universities which will ensure smooth running of activities.

  10. If the government can be able to achieve that it will be a welcomed development to the schools that benefited from it

  11. This is a new and huge development in the power sector . Fashola has really brought a great change to our power sector . Hearing this is such a good news

  12. As this is a welcome development, I hope this project will not be terminated along the way it should get to all 32 states as stated.

  13. Really nice speech. Building solar plants on universities should be commended. We have to utilize natural resources that have been gifted us by God.

  14. Very good move.The power sector is so messed up that, what ever fashola does, don’t reflect but gradually the difference is beginning to show.

  15. Most nigeran universities are light deprived…..if this proposal can become reality, den it will be really cool##$

  16. This is a great development coming to the universities, i pray the project would not be done halfway but to the end

  17. If the solar plant that will generate 12 megawatt of electricity can be achieve in all 37 states…that will be a huge legacy set by Fashola.

  18. That was a fabulous one but I think he failed to realize that such a project demands good fund and if there’s not enough money in circulation, such projects just can’t be achieved.

  19. Nice presentation, fashola is always on point, I hope the government will fulfill their promises to the universities

  20. This is a new and huge development in the power sector . Fashola has really brought a great change to our power sector . Hearing this is such a good news

  21. Wow!! Awesome i pray it happens according to plan because some practical school Don’t normally carry out their praticals all because of light. Thank God for the new plan i wish my school will among the first 9 .

  22. That’s a wonderful idea…welldone minister of works..electricity is very important in every region..this is a welcoming development..

  23. Comment*wow fashiola thanks for the development,and indeed your words are inspiring, it is now left for our youth in schools to work harder especially in research base on electricity so that years to come it will now be possible to store electricity

  24. Wow this is going to be a great relief to the students and every one around that residents this man should fulfil his promise because they love promising but at the end of the day they fail to fulfil their promise I pray that god will guide his thoughts so he will fulfill this promise as said.

  25. He failed to mention the criteria used in selecting the first 9 university to benefit from this, and also if there is possibility that they do not remain in power next year, will this vision still be achievable

  26. It’s a welcomed development. Let your actions towards achieving these goals in the 36state of federation speaks louder than words. Thumbs up!!!

  27. Well said sir. In the pursuit of knowledge technology should be a priority. The solar power is s good welcome development.

  28. This is a new and huge development in the power sector . Our minister of fire and works he’s trying his best

  29. Good one ,hope it will extend to the hostels of the students and not the offices alone that is when the students can enjoy it

  30. Talk is cheap they say but action speaks louder than voice. It is a welcome development if truly it will be done

  31. This a good development.. Please keep it up and also extend it to all university and polytechnic in the country

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