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University Of Ibadan To Run On Solar Power Soon

The German Ambassador to Nigeria, Amb. Michael Zenner, has said Germany-Nigeria Solar Power project at the University of Ibadan will commence this year. Zenner said this in an interview in Abuja yesterday.

He said the project, which cost 17,670 dollars (approx. N3.52 million), is expected to provide 10 megawatts of power supply to the university. The envoy said that the ground breaking ceremony would hold between June and July.

“The solar project for the University of Ibadan is a solar project we have been planning together with Nigeria partners for some time. It is part of the Nigeria-Germany energy partnership which has existed since 2008.

“Within this whole field of energy partnership, and the German-Nigeria Binational Commission, the project of the University of Ibadan is a project which is very promising and I hope it will start this year. We plan, after all the conditions are fulfilled, the ground breaking ceremony next month or hopefully in July. The idea is that the University of Ibadan will, by the end of the day, use only energy produced by solar power,” the ambassador said.
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