Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, will on Friday perform the foundation-laying ceremony of the first solar cell production plant in Nigeria.
The plant when fully operational will be one of the largest solar cell production plants in Africa.
Speaking on the importance of the plant,the Executive Vice Chairman/Chief Executive, National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure, NASENI, Prof Mohammed Sani Haruna, in a statement on Thursday said that the plant came as a directive from President Muhammadu Buhari, who directed NASENI to go into full production of solar panels locally in order to fill the gaps in electricity supply in the country.
According to Haruna: “With the establishment of the plant, Nigeria will now have a complete solar energy production plant. With an already existing NASENI 7.5-megawatts Solar Panel Production Plant in Karshi, Abuja, Nigeria will be producing 100% local content solar panels that will be an alternative source of power generation to ease the burden on the national grid.”
He disclosed that Osinbajo will be the special guest of honour at the foundation-laying ceremony.
With the plant in Gora, Nigeria will go into full production of 100% local content in manufacturing of solar panels and other electronic materials.