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Saudi EXIM Bank Approves £1M for Adamawa Varsity Solar Project

Saudi Bank Approves £1M for Adamawa Varsity Solar Project

Saudi EXIM Bank Approves £1M for Adamawa Varsity Solar Project

Saudi EXIM Bank has granted $1 million to Adamawa State University (ADSU), Mubi, for the installation of a solar power system.

The Nigerian/African regional representative at United Nations Sustainable Development Goals International, Mr Uzoh Ifeanyi, made the announcement during his meeting with the deputy governor of the state, Kaletapwa Farauta.

Ifeanyi stated that ADSU was chosen for the project in collaboration with the National Universities Commission (NUC) to train 40 youths on the installation and maintenance of the solar system.

These individuals will receive a monthly allowance for six months.

The solar project is part of a larger initiative aimed at supporting universities across the six geo-political zones in Nigeria.

A total of 12 universities have been selected to benefit from $1 million in solar products each.

The head office in Korea will oversee the project, and a memorandum of understanding (MoU) has already been signed with BME company for the supply and commencement of the project in August.

During the feasibility study, the delegation also discussed plans to renovate primary health centers in Rwanda and stadiums in Kenya.

The deputy governor of Adamawa State, Kaletapwa Farauta, expressed her appreciation for the solar power project and stated that the government is committed to improving the education status of the state.

Farauta, who was previously the vice chancellor of ADSU, acknowledged that the university had suffered damage in the past due to insurgency.

She urged UN officials to consider other critical areas for support in the institution.

The executive secretary of NUC, represented by Dr. Joseph Bisong, praised the intervention aimed at moving ADSU to greater heights.

The solar power system is expected to provide reliable and sustainable electricity to the university, reducing its dependence on the national grid and contributing to a cleaner environment.

The project will not only benefit ADSU but also provide opportunities for young individuals to acquire skills in the installation and maintenance of solar power systems.

The initiative is part of a broader effort to promote sustainable development and renewable energy in Nigeria.

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