FG To Provide Independent Power In Lagos, Kano, And Abia Markets
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo (SAN), has said that the federal government will provide independent power in certain markets in Nigeria to encourage small businesses.
Osinbajo said this at the 2017 graduation ceremony of the Nigerian Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Kuru, Plateau State on Saturday.
The Vice President identified the selected markets as the Ariaria Market in Abia State, the Somolu Printing Community in Lagos State, the Muhammadu Abubakar Rimi (Sabon Gari) Market in Kano State.
The plan, according to the Vice President is part of President Muhammadu Buhari’s effort to ensure year 2018 is recorded as a year of consolidation of the economic recovery. He also noted that the federal government’s forthcoming actions in the year ahead include diversifying its options in power supply.
“Also we have provided in both the 2017 and 2018 budgets, funds for what we have described as the energizing education project. This involves providing independent power in the following universities in the first batch; the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University in Bauchi, Bayero University in Kano, Usumanu Danfodiyo University in Sokoto, Federal University of Agriculture in Makurdi, Federal University, Ndufu Alike, and Nnamdi Azikwe University in Anambra, University of Lagos, Obafemi Awolowo University and Teaching Hospital, Federal University of Petroleum in Delta State,” Osinbajo noted.