The Kwara state government has commenced the building of three Solar Farm Tunnels in Ilorin, the state capital to power streetlights and other public facilities, Leadership reports.

The Director General, Kwara State Public Private Partnership Bureau, Mr. Abayomi Ogunsola disclosed this during an interview on Sunday in Ilorin, the state capital. Ogunsola said work is ongoing on three Solar Farm Tunnels; Fate Road, University of Ilorin Road and Sango, adding that the Solar Farm Tunnels, the first in Africa, will power streetlights and other public facilities like hospitals, government offices among others.

He disclosed that the Solar Farm Tunnels will supply power to streetlights in Fate road, Umar Audi road-GRA, Tanke-Tipper Garage-Unilorin road, Kulende to Maraba, Post Office to Offa Garage, Offa Garage to Ganmo, Taiwo road, Unity and New Yidi road, all in Ilorin. He noted that the innovation means each streetlight pole will now be powered directly from the SLT, adding that over 500 poles would be powered.

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