Obaseki supports REA market solar initiative as Osinbajo promises more across Nigeria
Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has assured that the state government will ensure proper structures are put in place for markets, so that traders in the state can benefit from the Federal Government’s Energizing Economies Initiative, a project under the Rural Electrification Agency (REA).
The governor gave the assurance during Vice President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo’s stop at Edaiken Market, in Uselu, Benin City, to inspect the solar power project at the market, in Benin City, the Edo State capital.
The Managing Director, REA, Damilola Ogunbiyi, said that Energizing Economies Initiative was targeted at providing portable, stable electricity to well-structured markets across the country.
According to her, “Edaiken Market was selected as pilot for the project because it has requisite structures to accommodate the technology. The State Government is providing support for us to consider other markets with this structure.”
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo also said the Federal Government is powering markets across the country with alternative energy as part of its efforts to support small and medium enterprises.“We are putting solar power in all of our markets so that our markets will have [stable] power,” he said.