37 Varsities Across Nigeria Set to Begin Independent Power Production – Fashola

The Federal government at the weekend said it had completed energy audit of 37 federal universities, paving the way for the award of contracts for the commencement of independent power production.

Speaking at a workshop tagged: ‘Strengthening National Health Research Capacity’ which was organised by the National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR) in Abuja, the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, said the project was designed to enable the affected institutions to provide 24-hour electricity.

Fashola said work had commenced on the project sites of the institutions notably the University of Ibadan, University of Nigeria, Nsukka and University of Benin among others. Fashola said some of the universities captured in the first phase of the project were at the various stages of procurement and importation.

 

Source: This Day

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