FG Partners Firm to Electrify 15 Communities in Kogi, Nasarawa, Niger

The Rural Electrification Agency (REA) has announced a groundbreaking partnership with CrossBoundary Energy Access Assets Nigeria Limited, a subsidiary of CrossBoundary Access, a leading project financer of mini-grids in Africa, and ENGIE Energy Access Nigeria, a leading provider of solar home systems and mini-grid solutions.

The collaboration is set to bring clean and stable electricity to 15 rural communities spread across Nigeria. Under this public-private partnership agreement, a portfolio of mini-grids will be constructed to connect hundreds of households and micro-businesses in underserved and unserved rural communities.

This initiative reflects the commitment of the current administration to enhance power supply and increase access to reliable electricity for those communities.

Head of the Project Management Unit at the rural electrification agency, Abba Aliyu, disclosed this during the signing of the project agreement in Abuja.

He said the partnership was a significant step towards addressing the energy needs of rural areas and advancing the development agenda of the country.

Managing Director of CrossBoundary Access, Humphrey Wireko, who signed on behalf of his firm, affirmed their commitment to the project, saying that the project is poised to provide power supply to the benefiting communities within the next six months.

Head of Mini-Grids at ENGIE Energy Access Nigeria, Onyinye Anene-Nzelu, emphasised the impact of the initiative, saying that the firm is set to provide scalable energy access mini-grids to Nigerians in rural communities, contribute to economic development and reducing Nigeria’s energy access deficit.

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