10 billion EEP to provide interrupted electricity to 37 varsities, others—ministry

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By Chris Ochayi

ABUJA: The Ministry of Works, Power and Housing, has explained that the N10 billion Energising Education Programme, EEP, was not a mere solar-powered streetlight project but a scheme designed to provide uninterrupted electricity supply to 37 Federal Universities and seven Teaching Hospitals across the country.

The ministry, which described as erroneous and misinterpretation of the media reports that the project was mere solar –powered streetlight project in nine universities across the country, said the programme will also help to extend electrification to rural and underserved areas in which the institutions are located.

Explaining further in the statement issued yesterday, the ministry said the Programme will enable the institutions benefit from world-class training schools, for the training of…



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