The Israel-Nigerian Cooperative Company plans to build a $10 million solar energy plant somewhere in Nigeria. A spokesperson for the company, Anthony Ohia-Ezukpo, said "Israel will provide the technical expertise for all the projects we will be executing." Ohia-Ezukpo also stated that the company will invest over $100 million in various sectors of the economy such as agriculture, health and construction. These investments, over the course of the next 12 months, will apparently bring 10,000 jobs to the country.
WHAT IS NIGERIA'S ENERGY PLAN?
The various reports about new power sources in Nigeria are leaving me a tad bit confused. Is Nigeria's energy future going to rely on coal? Or, is it going to be solar energy? Maybe it will be a little of both, but whatever it is, the necessary power generating plants need to go up TODAY. My mother has not had power for the last 17 days and has been forced to throw out a lot of rotten food. She's not complaining about the situation and refused to mention it to me for fear that I would blog about it (sorry, mom). But, I can only imagine the many others that have gone without electricity for much longer and/or have never even had the benefit of electricity, which is much needed for our nation's development.
A FEW QUESTIONS...
So, I will commend the organizers of this new solar energy venture, and encourage all necessary parties to this plan to "get the ball rolling". But, as was the case with the last post I did on solar energy plans in Nigeria, I will ask the questions many readers asked then,
- Where is the solar energy plant going to be located?
- When will construction begin and when is it scheduled to end?
- How will the power be transmitted to customers? (thanks, Imnakoya)
- Will Israel share their "technical expertise" with Nigeria?
THE BRUTES ISSUE CONTINUES
And as for the Brutish Airways' degrading and inhumane treatment of 136 passengers on a recent flight, the Nigeria Bar Association has taken the airline to court. That situation is not going to die down easily. I hear April 30th is the day the boycott begins...
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- Nigerian Power Scandal: Authority Stealing
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- Who Will Develop Nigeria Pt. 2