8 May 2016
The University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) has signed a series of agreements with an America-based firm for the production and installation of 500 megawatts solar powered plant. Located on the campus, the powered plant is in a part effort to check the epileptic power outages in many parts of the country especially Lagos and Kano State.
The Vice Chancellor, Professor Abdulganiyu Ambali, after the signing of agreements stated that the public-private partnership with the firm will cost the company 600 billion naira.
From the other end of he partnership, the General Manager of Arrow Capital, Brian Travis, stated that the project is projected to be completed by October 2016. He assured that it would serve both Lagos and Kano states, as the megawatts would be sold to them in accordance with the permission of the Federal Government.