mimikoOndo state Governor, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko on Wednesday, said Nigeria’s first solar-powered house built by the state government would soon be inaugurated.

The governor said this during an inspection of the building.

A statement quoted Mimiko as saying the building was the first of such public buildings in the country.

He said the building was used to demonstrate the state’s capacity to deploy renewable energy system in its public buildings.

The governor added that it would also help to conserve energy and reduce the cost of running public buildings.

He said, “In a couple of months, actual construction will begin in the government proposed Technology Village. It will operate a zero energy system. This is part of the government’s intention to focus more on renewable energy system to create jobs for its youths and serve as an alternative energy generating system”

According to him, the annual distribution of kerosene to the people of the state, especially at festive periods, is a way of reducing poverty at the household level.

About two years ago, in partnership with a private company, the state government embarked on a programme tagged Techville, powered by Techville (the same company).

“The company started off by training some of the state’s unemployed youths in the totality of the renewable energy system. The same company did the training for 100 youths across the country in renewable energy system at the Wesley University premises, Ondo,” the statement added.


Information from Punch was used in this report.