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#ElectricityForAll: REA Engages Six Firms To Provide Solar Electricity to 600,000 Homes and Businesses in Nigeria

The Rural Electrification Agency has engaged BeebeeJump, Solar Sisters Inc., Fenchurch Offgrid Energy Ltd., Creeds Renewable Energy and Azuri Nigeria to energise 600,000 homes and businesses in Nigeria

The funding for the roject was secured from the World Bank and African Development Bank under the Nigeria Electrification Project (NEP) to increase access to electricity services to households.

According to the MD/CEO of REA, Ahmad Salihijo Ahmad, “Under the Standalone Solar Home System, we have set our targets to electrify over 600,000 households and 70,000 micro, small and medium enterprises,”

The General Manager of Beebeejump, Mr Peter Zhiang, said that with the funding from REA, they will be able to connect 50,000 homes with solar energy in two years.

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