The Rural Electrification Agency (REA) has kicked off a five-year rural electrification project across Nigeria.
The REA Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Ahmed Salihijo Ahmed, made this known at the official launch of the project in Abuja.
Ahmed noted that beneficiaries of the 2.9 million Dollar project are estimated at 96,380 persons out of which 47,540 are expected to be women.
He further disclosed that the project was financed by Global Environment Facility (GEF) with 2.6 million dollars and supported by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) with 300,000 Dollars.
The Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, REA, expressed the need for effective collaboration in achieving the rural electrification project and commended the financial support from GEF and UNDP.
He reiterated the importance of rural electrification for national development and beckoned on the private sector for investment collaborations in renewable energy in the country.