Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has promised a solar power revolution in Nigeria in the next one year.
Osinbajo made the promise after inspecting Solar power stands mounted at a Trade Fair by the Department of International Development (DFID) as a follow up to the agreement signed between Nigeria and the UK for massive solar power in Nigeria.
According to him, Nigeria will no longer watch as millions of its citizens, especially the rural poor, find it difficult to access electricity.
“This is the time to jump in and we are all set to do that. This is very exciting for us and of cause Grant (Mr Shapps – UK Minister of State for International Development) has been extremely supportive not only encouraging everyone and pushing and bolding everyone but I think that in providing all of the support and the various suppliers and all of the various people who have been working on solar power for so long.
“We are really excited to be here and I am sure that in the next one year when you hear about us it will be quite a story to tell. Nigeria will be the place where all of the example will be set for the rest of Africa. We are really looking forward to.’’