Over 2m Nigerians benefitting from solar products – Fashola

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Babatunde Fashola, minister of power, works and housing, while inaugurating a 125 KVA (100KWp) solar power project executed by Protergia Energy for House on the Rock ministry‎ on Tuesday, said there are currently 2.23 million Nigerians benefitting from solar products, The Cable reports.

Fashola said the country’s journey to stable electricity is gathering momentum, as is evident in the achievement so far recorded in the area of renewable energy alone and the keen interest being shown by prospective investors.

“We have been following the development; in terms of solar home systems, there were 372, 000 estimated solar products installed in Nigeria as of 2/4/2016. There are currently 2.23 million Nigerians benefitting from solar products and it is and it is increasing on a daily basis,” he said.

He added that Nigeria currently represents 7 percent of the African Lantern Market, and urged investors in the sector to prioritise homemade products and endeavour to manufacture them in the country in order to add value to the economy.