At the onset of the COVID-19 outbreak, President Muhammadu Buhari outlined the intervention and palliative measures of the Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN). The President also called for inter-agency collaboration on the fight against the pandemic.

As part of efforts to curb the spread of the virus, the President enacted the COVID-19 Regulation 2020 (the “Regulation”) pursuant to the powers conferred on him by S. 2,3 and 4 of the Quarantine Act.

The Initiative will be implemented by REA under the World Bank funded Nigeria Electrification Programme Solar Hybrid Mini Grid Component, with the aim to provide:

1. Sustainable and clean power to Isolation & Treatment Centers (ITCs) as well as Primary Healthcare Centers (PHCs), to power equipment used for testing and treating COVID-19 related cases.
2. A modular design to provide instant basic services for emergency operations.
3. Steady water supply through solar water pump systems for the selected facilities.
4. Retrofitting of electrical appliances within the facilities to energy efficient standards to minimize power consumption.

Total funding available for the component is US$70 Million

Isolation & Treatment Centers to receive reliable 24/7 power supply

Primary Healthcare Centres to receive reliable 24/7 power supply

Electrifying 100 Isolation/treatment centres and 400 PHCs

serving beds

serving patient

people cover an estimated catchment population

investments for PHC & Isolation and treatment centres to receive 24/7 reliable power

direct jobs supports for health workers

indirect jobs supports for village health workers and other outreach workers)

of new installed off-grid power deployed

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REA Deploys Containerized Solar Hybrid

As part of the Federal Government of Nigeria’s COVID-19 palliatives being implemented by some key Agencies, the Nigeria Electrification Project (NEP) COVID-19 and Beyond sub-component under Rural Electrification Agency (REA) has