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I’ve been tweeting for a while about #EnergizingEducation, the @MBuhari Admin’s initiative to deliver stable & reliable power to Federal Universities nationwide. The power plant—2.8MW Solar Hybrid—at Fed Univ Ndufu Alike Ikwo in Ebonyi has now been completed.
#EnergizingEducation is one of the most exciting power sector initiatives Nigeria has seen in a while. Guaranteeing stable power for Universities will have a huge impact on quality of education and student life. Phase 1 ongoing: 9 Fed Unis and 1 Teaching Hospitals, nationwide
There’s a Training component to #EnergizingEducation, focused on training female STEM students - the contractors are giving them practical experience/training in the design and construction power systems. Here’s the Fed Uni Ebonyi cohort, with @realREANigeria MD, Dami Ogunbiyi.
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The Federal Government's vision for Nigeria in the next 10 years and more is to transform the economy into an industrialized one with a strong middle class and a place where the majority of the people are living above the poverty line, according to Vice President @ProfOsinbajo.
.@ProfOsinbajo stated this at a Dinner and Interactive Session with some visiting Faculty Members from @HarvardHBS led by Prof. Srikant Datar, a Professor of Business Administration, alongside a select group of Nigerian business executives, on Tuesday evening in Lagos.
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BRF: “Reality before privatization is that Ministry of Power had over 50,000 staff, owned trucks, employed electricians who went out to repair faults, controlled power stations like Jebba,Kainji, Egbin & employed all who worked in Distribution. All that is gone, since Nov 2013.”
BRF: “From over 50,000 staff, the Ministry now has a staff strength of 729 people. There are no electricians, fitters, repair vehicles or distribution staff in our ministry anymore and we do not supply, repair or replace distribution transformers or meters.”
BRF: “All of these are now the work of the DisCos, under contract with BPE and under license by NERC as a matter of Law.”
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Spending the morning on a Rice Mill in Kano. They’re reporting a massive increase in quantity (and quality) of available paddy - a lot of people have gone into farming, & milling capacity also growing fast. This rice revolution is real, people…
Local production is up significantly, but we still have some way to go until it meets all of local demand. That’s the simple reason why it’ll take some time for prices to come down to levels Nigerians are anticipating. Demand is still ahead of supply, but supply is growing fast.
MD of one of the Rice Mills in Kano tells me: “A lot of people have gone back to the farms. People are now struggling to find land to farm. Places that were uncultivated before have now turned to farms... It’s not just rice, it’s beans, maize, etc.”
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VIDEO/ January 9, 2015, the then candidate of the APC, @MBuhari campaigned in Aba, Abia State. He promised a power intervention, to help unlock the entrepreneurial potential of Aba.

Today, President @MBuhari is commissioning the Ariaria Market Power Plant, an @AsoRock Initiative
Earlier this month I visited Ariaria Market and the new Power Plant. It was established on a site that used to be a garbage dump for the market. Out of that place has arisen this wonderful project. #IncrementalPower #EnergizingEconomies #PMBMeansBusiness @realREANigeria
One of the CNG-fired power generating plants at the Ariaria IPP. 4,000 shops benefiting in 1st Phase of the Electrification project. Phase 2 will add an estimated 8,000 shops.

#EnergizingEconomies is going on in several markets nationwide.
#PMBMeansBusiness #IncrementalPower
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Spent the last few days traveling in the SS and SE, visiting FG #Infrastructure projects. What I saw makes me very hopeful about the future of Nigeria.

High point: getting on a boat on River Niger, to watch the amazing work JB is doing on the new Bridge.

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So my #infrastructure journey in the last one week:

Port Harcourt—Ogoniland (Bonny-Bodo Bridges)—Afam (240MW Afam Fast Power Plant—Aba (Ariaria Market Electrification Project—Onitsha/Asaba (Second Niger Bridge)—Warri (Delta Ports)—Itakpe (#ItakpeWarriRail)

The 1st site I visited: the Bonny-Bodo Bridges and Road Project in Ogoniland

Scope: 3 main bridges (across Afa Creek, Opobo Channel & Nanabie Creek) + Road —38km Total — connecting Bodo on Mainland to Bonny Island

Flagged-off by @ProfOsinbajo Oct2017, ~40 years after conception
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“Six pilot solar mini-grids operating since Jan & Feb in 5 Nigerian states give 15,000 people access to reliable electricity... partly funded with 1.7m euros (about $1.9m) from the EU and the German Govt in collaboration with Nigeria’s state governments.”
Nigeria’s creation of a renewable energy department is “really a major shift,” said Ina Hommers, head of GIZ’s Nigerian Energy Support Program. “It’s going to make Nigeria more independent from other costly energy resources. And it creates additional jobs ‘cos it’s a new sector.”
Useful to add: @AsoRock very actively pushing solar agenda,through @realREANigeria’s initiatives: #EnergizingEducation, #EnergizingEconomies, etc. 13,000 shops in SabonGari Market, Kano being powered using solar(photos below). Also Nig issued debut Sovereign #GreenBond a year ago
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Plis dears, gd morn and ow wz ur nite?

If you’re in any of these 9 Universities or know anyone in any of them, kindly be informed that right about now power plants are being built on their campuses, under Phase 1 of the Buhari Administration’s #EnergizingEducation Initiative.
And if you’re a shop owner or tenant in any of these Markets, there’s something for you called #EnergizingEconomies. In all, close to 80,000 shops will benefit in Phase 1. Sura Shopping Complex completed, Ariaria Market in Aba (37,000 shops), Sabon Gari Market, Kano, etc,ongoing!
Project Site: Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University –Gubi Campus, Bauchi
#EnergizingEducation @realREANigeria #IncrementalPower
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#Didyouknow that @AsoRock is implementing a new initiative called #EnergizingEducation? I've been tweeting about #EnergizingEconomies which is targeted at markets & economic clusters. #EnergizingEducation is providing reliable power to Universities & Teaching Hospitals. #Thread
#EnergizingEducation is an initiative of @FMPWH, being implemented by @realREANigeria. Will deliver off-grid Captive Power Plants to 37 Federal Universities and 7 University Teaching Hospitals across Nigeria. (Also includes provision of solar lighting on all these campuses)
Phase 1 of #EnergizingEducation will provide power to 9 Fed. Universities & 1 Univ Teaching Hospital:

ATBU –Gubi Campus, Bauchi
BUK, Kano
UDU–Main Campus, Sokoto
FUAM, Makurdi
Federal University Ndufu-Alike, Ebonyi
NAU-Awka Campus, Anambra
FUPR, Delta
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Video from earlier this year when VP visited the FG's Electrification Project in Ariaria Market, Aba, Abia State. The Buhari Administration, under its #EnergizingEconomies Programme, led by @realREANigeria, is enabling stable and reliable power to the market's 37,000 shops.
This was Muhammadu Buhari campaigning in Aba Jan 2015. Note the emphasis on ensuring power supply for the entrepreneurs of Aba.

The Ariaria Electrification Project is in fulfilment of that promise. A 9.5MW Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Plant is under construction for the Market
1st Photo is what the construction of the Ariaria IPP - an initiative of @realREANigeria, as part of its #EnergizingEconomies Programme - looked like in May 2018.

The next two photos show the project in Nov 2018.

When completed 37,000 shops will benefit. A promise fulfilled.
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When people say Buhari hasn’t achieved anything, we’d be here to show you the facts & figs.

Let us take few of his achievements despite oil selling at an avg of $53.32pb compared to 2010-2014; of oil selling at an avg of $99.99pb.

For clear perspective, when APC took over power, 24 states could not pay salaries, GDP declined from avg 6% to 2%.

The Buhari govt had to extend ₦1.9 trillion to states to enable them meet their salary obligations and over ₦600bn in budget support facility.
The Buhari administration had to offset debts/liabilities inherited to the tune of ₦7 trillion due pensioners/salary arrears, JV cash calls, Paris Club overdeductions, Oil Subsidy debts, refund to states for road, contractors etc.
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Dear @ProfOsinbajo @tundefashola I was at Sura market and I saw abandoned generators, emptied generator houses, serene business environment, transaction going on in peace, you won't know how much you have done for the beneficiaries of #EnergizingEconomies until you go back
They can transact in peace, sound pollution, noise pollution and environmental pollution is almost zeroed. Health risks and hazards reduced, these market women can transact without shouting, they can go back home with minimal stress. God bless the brain behind the idea
Pix don't lie here they come
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Vice President @ProfOsinbajo is on Human Rights Radio 101.1FM right now. Brekete Family. Tune in. #AsoVillaToday
VP is on a pidgin level on Brekete Hot Seat. 101.1FM. The interview is starting on a bants note but it’s gon heat up, as per Brekete 😁

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Conversation starts with context of where Nigeria was when PMB/PYO took office. No savings buffer. Oil prices down drastically, serious disruption of prod by militancy in 2016. FG responded with Bailout for States, halted grand corruption, started infrastructure . #VPOonBrekete
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#EnergizingEconomies is the @realREANigeria Programme bringing electricity to major markets/economic clusters across Nigeria: 1st phase covering Ariaria Market in Aba, Sura Shopping Complex, Lagos, Sabon Gari Market, Kano. In total these are tens of thousands of shops benefiting
Project started with energy audits. How many shops in each of these markets? What are their power needs? How much power do they need in all? What’s the best way to provide this power? Solar? CNG?

These markets represent the entrepreneurial energy + economic potential of Nigeria
- Ariaria is almost 32,000 shops.
- Sabongari is 13,500
- Shomolu Printing Community is 4,260
- Sura Shopping Complex is more than 1,000 shops.

So we’re looking at more than 50,000 shops (and traders/artisans) who are being touched by the first phase of #EnergizingEconomies.
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