The Kaduna State government said it had secured an additional €10m grant from the European Union and the Economic Community of West African States to boost its solar energy intervention in the state.
A Senior Special Assistant to Governor Nasir el-Rufai on Energy, Ms. Dolapo Popoola, made the disclosure in Kaduna on Thursday. At the signing of a MoU by the state and the EU/UK DFID on solar energy in the state, Popoola said the state had secured the grant from the EU delegation to Nigeria and ECOWAS.
She said, “This will see the programme expanded to general hospitals in rural areas, public secondary schools, water treatment facilities and more primary health care facilities to improve health care delivery, education and availability of water in rural communities.”
The state government on Thursday also signed a maintenance contract for its 1.7 megawatt solar project to expand the programme to hospitals, schools and water facilities in partnership with EU/UK DFID.