The Nigeria Electrification Programme (NEP) is a Federal Government initiative that is private sector driven and seeks to provide electricity access, through mini grids, stand-alone off-grid solutions and a Results Based Finance scheme to accelerate the proliferation of productive appliances and equipment for off-grid communities. The program also seeks to improve electricity supply to selected Federal Universities and Federal University Teaching Hospitals across the country.
The Energizing Education Programme Phase II is a component under NEP which aims to provide reliable, affordable and sustainable power to 7 Federal Universities and 2 University Teaching Hospitals, across the 6 geopolitical zones in Nigeria. Implementation process of the EEP Phase II is on track as;
- Approval of Certification for the Environmental & Social Impact Assessment has been obtained from the Federal Ministry of Environment for all Energizing Education Programme (EEP) Phase II sites.
- Livelihood Restoration Plans have been developed for each of the EEP Phase II institutions, in accordance with International Finance Corporation/World Bank Standards. This is for the purpose of cushioning resettlement impacts and restoring the livelihood of local residents, in order to minimize any adverse social impacts that may arise as a result of the programme.
- Procurement process for the engagement of the Engineering Procurement and Construction (EPC) Contractors towards the development of the Power Plants, Streetlights and Renewable Energy Workshop/ Training Center has commenced.
- Procurement process for the Project Owner’s Engineer is currently at its final stage.
- Audit of Electrical Appliances & Geotagging as well as Grid Interconnection Studies for the following beneficiary institutions under the programme have been completed
— University of Abuja, FCT;
— University of Calabar & University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Cross River State;
— University of Maiduguri & University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital, Borno State;
— Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta, Ogun State;
— Federal University Gashua, Yobe state; and
— Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Abia State.