May 22, 2024

OGSG Empowers Rural Communities with Solar Panel Street Lights

 

 

In continuation of the Light Up the Rural Communities initiative of ogun state government, the State Ministry of Rural Development has installed Solar panel street lights in Ogo-Oluwa community, Surulere, Ileese Awo, Abeokuta and Albert Taiwo Matuluko in Ijebu North-East Local Government area of the State.

OGSG Empowers Rural Communities with Solar Panel Street Lights
OGSG Empowers Rural Communities with Solar Panel Street Lights

Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Mr. Adetayo Adewale, said the initiative was in line with the Governor Dapo Abiodun-led administration’s agenda in providing lights for rural communities where the National grid could not get to, saying the provision of solar lights would illuminate the communities, as well as bring positive social change to the rural communities.

OGSG Empowers Rural Communities with Solar Panel Street Lights
OGSG Empowers Rural Communities with Solar Panel Street Lights

The Permanent Secretary, represented by the Director of Rural Electrification, Engr. Ismail Balogun, said the project would contribute immensely to the improvement of lives of the dwellers, affirming that the solar panel lights are dependable and sustainable sources of light for the community roads and pathways.

 

“We have installed solar street lights in over 30 communities, solar home kits in over 10 communities, while Mini Grids, grid extension and repair of low transformers are also being done”, he submitted.

 

According to him, solar lighting had also been installed in over 12 Primary Healthcare Centres across the Local Government Areas in the State, as he reiterated the commitment of the government to ensuring a better life for rural dwellers.

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