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Jos Electricity Distribution Company head office allegedly on fire

The fire broke out on the top floor of the four-storey building about 6 pm.

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Jos Electricity Distribution Company head office allegedly on fire

The headquarters of the Jos Electricity Distribution Company reportedly gutted fire.

There are allegations that many parts of the city have been thrown into darkness due to the incident, which occurred on Friday evening.

READ: Nigerian firm set to raise $1.2 billion to purchase electricity meters

Reports confirmed that the fire broke out on the top floor of the four-storey building about 6 pm.

The Head, Corporate Communications of the electricity company, Dr Adakole Elijah, confirmed the incident.

He said, “Yes, it’s true. Our Head Office In Jos caught fire this evening but men of the Plateau state fire service have been notified and they trying to put out the fire.”

READ: Fire guts fuel tanker, vehicles at Anthony, Lagos

“What I can tell you for now is that our men have been deployed in the JEDC office.

“We don’t know for now what caused the fire but we have commenced an investigation into the matter and as soon as we are done, we will let you know,” a source in the state’s fire service said.

READ: Tanker explodes on Kara bridge, first responders attacked by hoodlums

 

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NSIP: FEC approves design and deployment of a management system

The FEC has approved the design, development, and deployment of a management system for NSIP.

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FG approves N8.49billion to procure COVID-19 testing Kits, others

The Federal Economic Council, FEC, has approved the development of a new management system for the National Social Investment Programme.

The platform would cover other National Social Investments Programmes projects including N-Power, Government Enterprise and Empowerment Programme (GEEP), Household Uplifting Programme and others.

This was disclosed by the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Sadiya Farouq, after the FEC meeting on Wednesday.

The FG said, “FEC today approved the Design, development, and deployment of a management system for NSIP, a technology platform for N-Power, GEEP, HUP and the School feeding programme.

READ: The proposed VAT hike and the likely effect

The FEC also agreed to:

  • Approve a contract for an Integrated real-time data repository and security solution for Nigerian immigration.
  • Approve a change in scope of the contract for Abuja-Kaduna-Zaria-Kano Expressway — from the rehabilitation contract previously awarded, to a FULL RECONSTRUCTION, with provisions for trailer parks, tow stations, side-lanes, weighbridges and others.

In case you missed it: Nairametrics reported last month that the Federal Government approved the National Policy on Ageing for Older Persons in Nigeria through the Ministry of  Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, and Social Development.

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Deployment of 5 million solar power connections reaffirms commitment to global green energy – Osinbajo

Osinbajo has reaffirmed FG’s commitment to the global green energy initiative with the deployment of 5 million solar power connections.

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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has stated that the Federal Government’s plan to electrify the homes of 25 million Nigerians through the deployment of solar power connections reaffirms Nigeria’s commitment to the global green energy initiative.

The Vice President disclosed this in a statement after the Federal Economic Council meeting on Wednesday.

‘The forthcoming deployment of the 5 million solar power connections, targeting 25 million households across the country under the Economic Sustainability Plan (ESP), reaffirms Nigeria’s commitment to the global green energy initiative.

“A just transition to net-zero emissions where gas as a fossil fuel is still supported, especially for those of us in this part of the world, is absolutely important, especially as it will enable us to phase-out more polluting fuels such as coal and diesel,” he said.

READ: Why Nigeria should consider using Solar Power

The Vice President added that the International Community should maintain its Gas Project financing in Nigeria and other developing nations as the world moves on to net-zero emission.

What you should know

  • The Minister of Power, Mr Sale Mamman had earlier disclosed that the Federal Government spends over N50 billion in subsidizing electricity supply in the country.
  • The Presidency recently disclosed that an estimated 25 million Nigerians will benefit from FG’s Solar Home Systems which they will be expected to pay about N4,000 monthly over a 3-year period.
  • The FG has also announced that it will commence the process of the installation of 5 million solar-home systems in under-served and off-grid communities across the country.
  • The FG assured Nigerians that the on-going power sector reforms and interventions are designed to boost job creation and its support to drive entrepreneurship among youths will yield desired results in 2021.

READ: FG set to create at least 5 million jobs for youths in the power sector – Minister of Power 

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