Saudi Bank Approves $1m For Adamawa Varsity Solar Project


Saudi EXIM Bank has approved a $1 million grant for the installation of a solar power system at Adamawa State University (ADSU), Mubi.

Nigerian/African regional representative at United Nations Sustainable Development Goals International Mr Uzoh Ifeanyi, made the disclosure yesterday in Yola, the state capital when he interfaced with deputy governor Kaletapwa Farauta in her office.

Ifeanyi said the ADSU was selected for the project in collaboration with the National Universities Commission (NUC) to also train 40 youths on the installation and maintenance of the solar system who would be placed on a monthly allowance for six months.

He said 12 universities across the six geo-political zones have been selected to benefit from $1 million in solar products each.

He said the head office in Korea would midwife the project as a memorandum of understanding (MoU) has already been signed with BME company for the supply and commencement of the project in August.

The delegation which is in the state on feasibility studies stated that Rwanda and Kenya are to benefit from renovations of primary health centres and stadium respectively.

In her response, Farauta told the delegation that the government is keen on raising the education status of the state.

Farauta who was former vice chancellor of the university said the institution suffered some destruction in the past from the insurgency.

She urged UN officials to look at other critical areas for more support in the institution.

The executive secretary of NUC, who was represented by Dr Joseph Bisong, lauded the intervention aimed at moving the institution to greater heights.


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