US firm partners unilorin
Us firm partners unilorin on the establishment of a solar energy project in the university.Energy company called Arrow Capital LCC.
The firm plans to spend N600 billion on the generation of 500 megawatts of solar energy.
The company’s chief executive officer, Bran Travis, announced this in illorin, the kwara State capital while signing a Memorandum of Agreement with the management of the University of ilorin.
Also Read olusegun adeniyi review new book in unilorin
Travis said the university was an ideal location for the solar power project, pointing out that the backbone of the electricity distributions of Nigeria run through this line.
They run through Egbin thermal power station in Lagos up to shiroro Dam in Niger State. So it is a great honour and location for us.Interestingly, when President Buhari Muhammadu came to United States last year, he announced the country’s commitment to solar power and president barrack obama of the united States announced that jobs from solar industry are growing in the country.
He said the project was strictly private sector funded and described it as an absolute demonstration of private sector initiative into Nigeria.
Vice chancellor of the institution, Prof Abdul Ganiyu Ambali said that the project, when completed, would provide the 4 megawatts of power consumed by the university, while the balance would be sold to the federal government through distribution to Lagos and Kano axis