By Innocent Daniel Zira
Inline with the progress of phase 1 solar energy installations in Adamawa state, the Commissioner, Ministry of Works and Energy Development Honourabkle Adamu Atiku Abubakar received a delegation from the European Union at his office. The team was led by the Director Energy Department, Ministry of Works and Energy Development Engineer Christopher Nyachaka whom were earlier in the State in order to document the EU funded Solar facilities and to also interview some affected persons in Madagali, Michika, Mubi North/South and Gombi Local Governments respectively.
In his welcome address, Hon. Adamu Atiku Abubakar started appreciated and applauded the efforts of EU on behalf of His Excellency, Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, the good people of the state and the supervising Ministry, Works and Energy Development for taking a bold initiative in funding solar energy projects which is inline with the global climate drive.
He added that, he is fully aware that EU has funded about Eight Health Care Centres particularly in the northern zone of the State which has really made a major difference in providing better health care services in those areas.
In the same vein, Hon. Atiku solicited that EU extends the gesture to the central and southern zones of the state in their second phase of the solar energy projects because according the solar energy installations is improving the healthcare accessibilities, eliminating power generating cost, reducing pollution, providing constant power which is paramount to health facilities amongst others.
According to the Commissioner, the solar energy is going to be very effective in all parts of Adamawa because of the natural sunlight that the state is blessed with.
He again said that, the solar energy is cost intensive, developmental projects therefore his Ministry is working towards a consolidating service maintenance contract agreement so as to sustain them in order to keep them up and running.
Lastly, Hon. Atiku thanked and appreciated them and wished them a journey mercy back to their base.