Minister of Power, MD/CEO of REA, Two Executive Directors Awarded SESN Fellowship as Kaduna State Deputy Governor, other Dignitaries Attend 40th NASEF:
On the 29th of August, 2022, the Deputy Governor of Kaduna State, Hadiza Balarabe and the Honourable Minister of State, Power Goddy Jedy-Agba attended the 40th National Solar Energy Forum (NASEF) which held in Kaduna State, Nigeria. Also in attendance were the MD/CEO of REA, Engr. Ahmad Salihijo Ahmad, Dr. Sanusi Ohiare, REA’s Executive Director driving the Agency’s Rural Electrification Fund (REF), other key stakeholders and professionals in the academia, the Armed Forces, and the energy sector.
The participants and invitees were received by Major General IM Yusuf, the Commandant of the Nigeria Defence Academy Post-Graduate School, Kaduna where the Forum was held.
The Forum’s Keynote Speaker, Engr. Salihijo spoke incisively on the prospects of renewable energy for sustainable rural electrification and economic growth, after which the Forum conferred him a Fellow, Solar Energy Society of Nigeria, alongside the Honourable Minister of Power, Engr. Abubakar Ali and the Executive Director, REF Dr Sanusi Ohiare as well as the Executive Director, Technical Services at the REA, Engr. Barka Sajou.
The highly engaging and knowledge-driven 2-day Forum themed "Role of Green Energy on Sustainable National Security and Economic Growth", ended successfully on the 30th of August 2022 on a high note, following the official announcement of the planned 2.5MW solar hybrid power plant to be deployed at the Academy under the Phase 2 of the Energizing Education Programme (EEP) by the Honourable Minister of State, Power, Goddy Jedy-Agba.