FG to establish 30-megawatts solar facility in Maiduguri.

From right: Borno state Governor Babagana Zulum, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo officially handing over keys of multi-billion naira Muhammadu Indimi International Learning Centre and Conference Hall to the Vice Chancellor University of Maiduguri Professor Aliyu Shugaba donated by philanthropist Alhaji Muhammadu Indimi.

By Dauda Iliya

The Vice President Professor Yemi Osinbajo says the federal government has approved the setting up of thirty megawatts solar power plants to critical areas of Maiduguri, the Borno state capital. 

Similarly, the Federal government through the Rural Electrification Agency would also establish a twelve megawatts solar facility at University of Maiduguri. 

Professor Osinbajo stated this at the official handing over of Muhammadu Indimi International Learning Centre and Conference Hall at University of Maiduguri. 

The Muhammadu Indimi International Learning Centre and one thousand seater world class conference centre was inaugurated in December last year by President Muhammadu Buhari. 

Four months later, the Vice President is handing over the multi-billion naira edifice to the management of University of Maiduguri. 

Professor Yemi Osinbajo said President Buhari’s administration is investing in tertiary education of the county. 

According to him, University of Maiduguri has been captured under the second phase of Energising Education Programme in addition to a training centre. 

The Vice President explained that in an effort to argument shortage of electricity supply to Maiduguri, a thirty megawatts solar plants will be established in the metropolis. 

Professor Osinbajo commended the donor Alhaji Muhammadu Indimi for constructing and subsequent handing over the edifice. 

Borno state Governor Babagana Zulum described Alhaji Indimi as a pillar in the rehablitation and recovery effort.

He also commended Professor Osinbajo for supporting children orphaned by Boko Haram insurgency through the North East Children Trust Fund.

Donor of the Project Alhaji Muhammadu Indimi stressed the need for collaborative effort among well meaning Nigerians to address the growing number of out-of-school children. 

He expressed hope that the facility will add value for benefit of the humanity. 

Vice Chancellor University of Maiduguri Professor Aliyu Shugaba thanked the renown philanthropist for improving learning facility in the institution. 

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