The Federal Government has commissioned a 146 million naira national
grid connected 60 KiloWatt solar mini-grid electricity plant to supply
power to 350 households in Torankawa community in Sokoto State.
The project was initiated by the Department of Renewable and Rural
Access, Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing, under the
Renewable Energy Micro Utility Programme.
The project, commissioned by the Minister of Women Affairs and Social
Development, Aisha Abubakar was funded with proceeds from the
Nigerian Sovereign Green Bond issued by the Federal Government in
2017 .
The project which is Public Private Partnership driven, was developed
by Messers News Engineering Nigeria Ltd and Protogy Global Services
Ltd, indigenous companies operating in the country.
The acting Director in the ministry, Faruk Yusuf said the project would
provide electricity to 350 households and 20 Small and Medium
According to him, the plant will supply power to ultimately 1,750 people
in the community.

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