Buhari urges Ebonyi youths to secure govt sponsored solar hybrid facility


President Muhammadu Buhari has advised youths in Ikwo Local Government Area of Ebonyi State to secure the solar hybrid project sited in the area.

Buhari who was represented by the Minister of State for Power, Goddy Jedy-Agba made the call on Thursday while commissioning the 100kw Solar Hybrid Project constructed under the Rural Electrification Project (REA).

The President said that renewable energy solution is what the nation needed to bridge its electricity gap.

He added that the Federal Government would collaborate with relevant stakeholders to create policies that would enhance renewable energy investments.

“The youths of the community should not vandalise the facility but instead take good care of it.

“Vandalising the facility will amount to cutting-off your future. Chairman of the council should engage vigilant and able-bodied youths to protect the facility.

“This is the time for men, women and youths to display the well-known Nigerian spirit of innovation and creativity as an advantage of access to stable power for business development,” he said.

He said that the Federal government through the ministry of power would ensure that Nigeria’s massive renewable energy resources are efficiently utilised to energise communities, schools and businesses across Nigeria.

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