FG Spent N45bn on Street Lights, Other Rural Power Projects – REA

The Federal Government said it completed 1,375 rural power projects in various communities across the country with N45.89bn within three years, the latest figures from the Rural Electrification Agency showed.

Data from the agency indicated that between 2020 and 2022; the Federal Government undertook the projects by growing the capacity of the national power grid, increasing the number of mini-grids, deploying solar home systems, and installing solar street lights.

The document titled, ‘2022 Strategic Interventions report’ released on Friday stated that REA delivered 288.4 megawatts to the national electricity grid in the last three years.

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It added that 476,800 households, which is 2.38 million people, were connected to the federal government’s installed solar home systems costing N19.11 billion.

“Capital projects in the last three years, 2020 – 2022, is 1,375. Total project cost is N45.89bn”.

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