- An expert has advised the federal government on how to address Nigeria's un-abating challenges in the power sector
- A new innovation to help Nigeria's faltering power sector has been unveiled
- The new technology will also help Nigeria attain its target for Sustainable Development Goals
The federal government has been advised to embrace a newly launched solar solution – ‘solarkiosk’ to bridge the gap of power generation and distribution in the country.
The advice was given by an expert, Otunba Babatunde Morakinyo, who posited that embracing the new technology will also help Nigeria attain target seven of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The Solarkiosk is a German-engineered innovation said to be useful in powering hospitals and other important facilities.
The Buhari administration is expected to embrace the new technology to help address Nigeria's power problems. Photo: Aso Rocks
In a statement issued in Abuja by Otunba Babatunde Morakinyo, he said that embracing the new technology will also help Nigeria attain target seven of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
According to Morakinyo, the introduction of the technology was borne out of the passion to improve the standards of living for Nigerians using sustainable energy solutions.
He stressed that the innovation will deliver power solutions that are devoid of pollution while delivering efficient power to Nigeria.
“The kiosks are designed to serve several purposes ranging from scalable mobile clinics, mobile kitchen, community centres and mini-banking unit, among others.
“The solar-powered kiosks are not just a product but an innovation to contribute to help fast-track the rebuilding process of north-east Nigeria.
“In addition, this innovation provides an advantage by protecting our ozone layer from further depletion from pollution,” he said.
He, therefore, advised governments and development agencies at all levels to embrace the solution pledging that they were very reliable and efficient.
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Meanwhile, the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has barred the 11 Distribution Companies (DisCos) from charging residential customers above an average of N1,800 or 78 kilowatt-hours monthly until meters are provided to such customers.
NERC in an Order 197 signed by its chairman, Professor James Momoh compelled DisCos to meter customers with immediate effect.
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