UNILORIN partners with US firm to build N600bn Solar Power Plant

The University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) has signed a memorandum of agreements with a United States of America-based firm for the production and installation of 500 megawatts solar powered plant.

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The solar powered plant to be located inside the campus is part of effort to curb the incessant power outages in some parts of the country especially Lagos and Kano states.

Addressing journalists after the signing of the agreements, the Vice Chancellor of the University of Ilorin, Professor Abdulganiyy Ambali, explained that the public private partnership with the firm will cost the company 600 billion naira.

The General Manager of Arrow Capital, Brian Travis, noted that the project when completed by October 2016 would serve both Lagos and Kano states as the megawatts would be sold to them in accordance with the permission of the federal government.

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3 Comments

  1. Good to read this, our tertiary system has to be part of the solutions to our problems in the country by putting their knowledge into productive ventures and not only sitting idly expecting only the government and private sector to do it all. wonderful initiative and kudos to you for that.

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