No fewer than 200 entrepreneurs in rural communities in Bauchi state are to benefit from ExxonMobil Nigeria’s renewable energy programme in partnership with a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) Solar Sister.
The Managing Director Mr Paul McGrath told newsmen, in Abuja on Wednesday that it was part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). He said that the project would focus on empowering internally displaced persons who had been resettled to have a better life.
“You know energy poverty in Africa and specifically in Nigeria is a great problem and [so we are] partnering with Solar Sister to take some initial steps with the 200 entrepreneurs right now. For us, this is the beginning of a beautiful job. We see that as such a big opportunity and as you know, renewable energy for the country is imperative,” he said.