Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, Minister of Science and Technology said it has perfected plans to produce 2000 megawatts of electricity through solar energy.

1000 will go to the national grid and 1000 will go off grid. He disclosed this at a press conference to brief the media on the outcome of his tour of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) in Ethiopia.

IRENA is an inter-governmental organization involved in many countries from all the continents of the world that emphasize the importance of renewable energy. IRENA also promotes the use of bio-energy, ocean, solar, geo-thermal and hydro energy.

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Onome Ohwovoriole has a degree in Economics and Statistics from the University of Benin and prior to joining Nairametrics in December 2016 as Lead Analyst had stints in Publishing, Automobile Services, Entertainment and Leadership Training. He covers companies in the Nigerian corporate space, especially those listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE). He also has a keen interest in new frontiers like Cryptocurrencies and Fintech. In his spare time, he loves to read books on finance, fiction as well as keep up with happenings in the world of international diplomacy. You can contact him via onome.ohwovoriole@nairametrics.com

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