By Boluwatife Ezekiel Olaleye
Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola has urged Nigerians to embrace solar energy to reduce pressure on the national grid.
Fashola gave the advice in Lagos at a book launch.
The book titled “Solar Electricity Generation for off-grid communities in Nigeria”, was written by Mr Oladele Amoda, the Managing Director, Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC).
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Fashola advised Nigerians to invest in solar energy as solar energy remained energy for the future.
“Solar energy is very important to reach Nigerians living in various communities that are difficult to reach by the Disco.
“We are committed to incremental power and policies that will drive the power sector; Solar is one of the renewable energy,” he said.