The Federal Government through the Rural Electrification Agency in partnership with ENGIE Energy Access Nigeria, and a subsidiary of CrossBoundary Access, CrossBoundary Energy Access Assets Nigeria Limited, is set to bring clean and stable electricity to 15 rural communities spread across Nigeria.
According to a press statement by REA on Wednesday, the public-private partnership agreement, which is a portfolio of mini-grids, will be constructed to connect hundreds of households and micro-businesses in underserved and unserved rural communities.
This initiative, the Agency said reflects the commitment of the President Bola Tinubu’s administration to enhance power supply and increase access to reliable electricity for these communities.
Head of the Project Management Unit at the Rural Electrification Agency, Abba Aliyu expressed his enthusiasm during the signing of the project agreement in Abuja, the nation’s capital. He emphasised that this partnership is a significant step towards addressing the energy needs of rural areas and advancing the development agenda of the country.
While signing on behalf of the firm, Managing Director CrossBoundary Access, Humphrey Wireko affirmed their commitment to the project. He revealed that the project is poised to provide power supply to the benefiting communities within the next six months, boosting economic growth in the community.
Head of Mini-Grids at ENGIE Energy Access Nigeria, Onyinye Anene-Nzelu emphasised the impact of this initiative.
With an enabling business environment, she said ENGIE Energy Access was set to provide scalable energy access mini-grids to Nigerians in rural communities, contributing to economic development and reducing Nigeria’s energy access deficit