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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 google.com/amp/s/amp.ft.c…
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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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“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.” nyti.ms/2zzp3mc
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
OAU & OAUTH, Osun
UNILAG
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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.

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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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