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The Global Environment Facility Small Grants Programme (GEF SGP), implemented by the United Nations Development Programme, UNDP, has tasked Sagbokoji fishing community, Lagos on the importance of maintenance and training for ensuring sustainability of solar-powered cold rooms.
The partnership initiative brings full-service solar power systems closer to schools and a learning platform on a long-term lease-to-own financing model spanning five to ten years. It aims to empower educational institutions with the sustainable, cost-effective, noiseless, and uninterrupted power solutions.
A hybrid mini grid station powered by solar energy in Nigeria. Kola Sulaimon/AFP via Getty Images
Electricity is a scarce commodity in Nigeria. With just over 4,000 megawatts supplying nearly 220 million people, the electricity access deficit stands at about 40% nationwide. The picture looks even darker in rural areas. There, 73% of the population is off the power grid.
Baobab+ Nigeria, a solar energy solutions firm, and Imperium, a digital lending platform, have announced their partnership to enhance access to sustainable energy in Nigeria. This collaboration aims to introduce hybrid solar power stations and financing solutions to improve community energy accessibility.
The House of Representatives on Tuesday tasked the Federal Government with the need to support federal teaching hospitals, federal medical centres, and federal universities with mini-solar grids and other alternative power sources with a view to preventing the loss of lives and disruption of medical services across the country.
Nigeria won the right to host the $5 billion African Energy Bank (AEB), first of its kind on the continent. The bank is expected to focus investment in oil and gas projects across the continent and is set to start operations later this year with an initial $5 billion authorised capital base.

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