The Federal Government has disbursed $64.8million to private sector partners to execute Nigeria Electrification Project (NEP). In a statement made available to the press on Monday, the Rural Electrification Agency (REA), said the NEP programme, funded by a $350 million World Bank loan and $200 million loan from the African Development Bank (AfDB), had provided electricity to millions of Nigerians.
Engr. Ahmad Salihijo Ahmad, Managing Director of REA, stated that the program provides off-grid reliable, clean electricity supply to 705,000 households, 90,000 micro, small, and medium enterprises, 100 isolation and treatment centres, and 400 primary healthcare centres in unserved and underserved areas of the country.
Anita Otubu, the NEP programme Lead, highlighted that the project has helped bring power to unserved and underprivileged communities across Nigeria.