Kwara approves 400 solar lights for communities across 16 LGAs

The Kwara State Government on recently approved the procurement and installation of 400 solar lightings for various communities across the 16 local government areas of the state.

Mr. Abdulwahab White, the state Commissioner for Energy, told newsmen in Ilorin recently that the approval was a sequel to the government’s resolve to enhance public access to light for environmental beauty.

He added that the facility will equally prevent criminal tendencies in the affected communities.

White said the government had directed the installation of transformers for seven more communities, promising that the administration will not relent in improving the standard of living of its citizenry.

“The state government has deemed it necessary to approve the procurement and installation of these 400 solar street lights so that it will enhance the access to light, beautify the given environment, and prevent crimes. There are seven communities that have been approved for electricity transformers as part of the efforts to improve the living standard of citizens.

“We have a governor who is dedicated to impacting lives, particularly through infrastructural development. I can assure you that more communities will also be considered soon,” he said.

Some of the communities to benefit from the new solar lighting in this phase are Amule-lele Community in Ilorin West; Isokan Community Akerebiata in Ilorin East; and Sikiru Ottan Community in Ilorin South, among others.