BY AMINU DALHATU.
Kaduna State Government has signed Memorandum of Understanding MOU with companies to provide solar power to the State civil servants as affordable alternative source of electric power supply under its Solar-For-All programme.
The State Commissioner of Finance, Mrs Shizzer Nasara Bada who signed the MOU on behalf of Kaduna State government said, the initiative was in line with Governor Sani’s commitment to seeking climate friendly sources of energy in the face of environmental challenges.
Mrs Bada stated that, the Solar-For-All Programme is targeted to cater to over 70,000 public servants in the Kaduna State Civil Service.
According to her, through the programme, eligible workers can purchase high quality solar systems for their homes, small businesses or farms at stipulated rates with a payment plan of 3 years.
Mrs Shizzer Bada explained that, the Solar for All Programme was a brilliant initiative of the Kaduna Power Supply Company to make life easier for it dedicated civil servants .
She expressed hope that, Government would expand the initiative to other residents to have accessibility to affordable energy.
“Nigeria is blessed with excess solar power that we have not tapped into. It is time that we look at renewable energy due to climate change.” She added.
The Commissioner added that, the solar systems would be installed safely by certified solar energy providers to ensure compliance with international best practices and standards.