The Acting President of Nigeria, HE Professor Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, officially launched today a solar power program to deliver 20,000 of Azuri’s PayGo Solar Home Systems to rural households living without electricity in Nigeria.
The partnership between Azuri and the Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC) is expected to create 500 direct jobs, including solar installer and agents (for a minimum of 24 months) and 5,000 indirect jobs. Small businesses will be able to stay open for longer hours after sunset, students can continue their studies in the evening and off grid families can charge phones or listen to radios in their own home.
Over 1,000 guests attended the event in Nigeria, where a ribbon cutting ceremony marked the official launch of the initiative and was followed by a tour of some of the Azuri solar installations.
Read the full press release here.
Watch this short video on the solar power initiative in Nigeria.