From Adam Muhammad, Gusau
The Zamfara state Governor, Dauda Lawal, on Wednesday, renewed his administration’s commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals, (SDG) Youth and commended SDG Youth for choosing Zamfara as one of the state to benefit installation of solar energy in the state.
The delegation of the SDG Youth was in Zamfara State to brief the governor on the solar power initiatives for selected tertiary institutions across Nigeria.
A statement by the spokesperson to the governor, Sulaiman Bala Idris, noted that the SDG Youth has selected Zamfara among the 12 states to implement the solar project.
He said: “Governor Dauda Lawal, while receiving the delegation of the SDG Youth, reiterated his administration’s readiness to provide necessary support they may require.
“I am highly overwhelmed for the selection of Zamfara among the 12 states that would benefit from the installation of solar power across Nigeria by SDG Youth”. Gov Dauda said
The SDG Youth project aimed at providing 100KV Solar Power to the College of Education (COE) Maru and would also train over 50 youths on the installation and maintenance of solar power.
The delegation stated that the project is fully sponsored by the Saudi Arabian Government and BME Korean under the Overseas Development Assistance (ODA) and coordinated by SDG Youth Headquarters in South Korea.
Governor Dauda Lawal further stated that he purposely chose the College of Education Maru for the pilot project of the solar installation as part of his resolve to overhaul the educational sector in Zamfara State.
The delegation said the visit will provide an opportunity for the State to advance Youth development in the areas of smart farming; scholarship opportunities; Primary Health Care; Sports Development; Girl Child Education and Information Technology.
During the visit, the SDG Youth delegation comprises senior government officials from Abuja led by the Nigeria/African regional representative, Mr. Uzoh Ifeanyi C.