Engineer Ibrahim Ali, a one time Minister of State for Petroleum Resources and who is executing Governor Kashim Shettima’s industrialisation policy spoke with Daily Trust on the kick-off of the Borno Solar Panel Factory.
He added; “We are a business and as such we are a global brand. But my eyes are set on providing cheap and affordable electricity to the very people that are in critical and dire need of it to have access to power to improve their performances and businesses and to push them out of poverty. In this category we have boreholes, clinics, hospitals, schools, kiosks and other small businesses, street lights, market places, villages and even Tsangayas. In fact, we believe that we will change the way we do irrigation in the North, Nigeria and the whole of Africa.”
On the fears that solar power is not fully solving electricity needs in Nigeria due to its low voltage, he said; “We have addressed all those fears by establishing a world class solar panel factory, the best and biggest in Africa and it is fully automated. We produce highly qualitative panels through a well-thought out and meticulous engineering process that will stand the test of time. We know the challenges and there was no stone that was left unturned in the process of actualising this dream.”
Source: Daily Trust