Lumos Nigeria applauds plan to supply 5 million solar home systems – Business – The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World News
Lumos Nigeria, Africa’s leading supplier of high-quality solar home systems, congratulated the Nigerian presidency on its plan to install five (5) million solar home systems to serve 25 million households currently not connected to the national grid across the country.
The report of the Economic Sustainability Committee (CES), chaired by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, which was presented to President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja, predicts that the unemployment rate which was 23.1% (or 20.9 million people) at the end of 2018 is expected to increase. to 33.6% (or 39.4 million people) at the end of 2020, if urgent measures are not taken.
Responding to this, Adepeju Adebajo, CEO of Lumos Nigeria, said, “The government’s plan to invest in 5 million solar home systems across Nigeria is an important development. Energy is a central pillar of economic growth and will be a powerful catalyst for a sustainable economic recovery after COVID-19. Lumos is the market leader in affordable solar home systems, providing access to electricity to homes, micro and small businesses nationwide, and we understand the impact of electricity on quality of life and means of subsistence. We applaud this important initiative and will work with the Nigerian government to make it a reality. “
Nigeria, plagued by a significant energy supply deficit with only 33% of households and 30% of businesses with delayed access to the electricity grid, needed to take advantage of its abundant source of renewable solar energy to accelerate filling. from the huge ditch.
Deploying solar home systems for emergency national energy supply is nothing new to Lumos Nigeria. Supported by a grant from All On, an organization created to increase access to energy for underserved and unserved consumers by the SHELL company, Lumos recently installed solar energy systems to power primary health centers. and emergency response centers across Nigeria in response to the COVID-19 outbreak in the country.
The installed systems power necessities such as lighting, fans, vaccine refrigerator and computers, ensuring that essential services can respond to the crisis and provide emergency medical care in the centers.
Lumos Nigeria, which currently serves over 100,000 households and businesses, was selected because of its immediate readiness to respond with efficient products, inventory, technological capabilities and delivery results.