Just of recent, the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria kicked against the plans by the Ministry of Works, Power and Housing under the Rural Electrification Agency to light up 37 federal universities as mere “street light projects.”
However, the project is far from mere street light provision. The Energizing Education Program (EEP) is an attempt to provide an interrupted power supply to Nigerian universities with an Independent Power Plants (IPPs) in order to boost teaching-learning, research and technological innovations in our campuses.
The project also serves as a medium of training students in the areas of renewable energy as well as proving adequate security measures to students in Nigerian tertiary institutions.
It is save to plan the future of Nigeria’s industrial development with this programme that tries to eliminate darkness from our university campuses. With EEP, the education of the Nigerian youths becomes more effective and efficient. the National Assembly should in the spirit of National development support this initiative without holding back.