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Delegates ask FG to install solar energy in hospitals and universities

The Home of Representatives has referred to as on the federal authorities to avoid wasting lives by offering different vitality to school hospitals, medical facilities and universities throughout the nation, given the epileptic energy provide throughout the nation.

The Home decision adopted the adoption of a movement on pressing public curiosity moved by the member representing Ede North/Ede South/Egbedero Federal Constituency, Osun State, Mr. Bamidele Salam, throughout Tuesday’s plenary.

Titled “Case of Pressing Public Significance on the necessity for the Federal Authorities to plan means to help College Hospitals, Medical Centres and Universities with mini photo voltaic grids and different different vitality sources to keep away from lack of lives and disruptions of their companies”, Salam argued that on April 3, 2024, the Nigerian Electrical energy Regulatory Fee commenced the implementation of a brand new electrical energy tariff for Band A prospects, growing the tariff from N68 per kilowatt hour to N225/kWh.

Recall that the Home of Representatives referred to as on the NERC to right away droop the implementation of the brand new electrical energy tariff nationwide, however the fee solely revised the tariff downward, from 225/kWh to 206.8/kWh.

Bamidele stated: “College hospitals, medical centres and universities all fall into class A due to the actual have to repeatedly provide energy to medical gear, carry out procedures and different issues that could be essential to hold sufferers alive and supply vital companies.

“The Home is anxious that this enhance is big and unaffordable for tertiary well being establishments in Nigeria. Subsequently, there’s a want to supply an reasonably priced and sustainable different.

“Based on a survey, Ahmadu Bello College Educating Hospital pays N75 million month-to-month, which is N2.5 million per day; Aminu Kano Educating Hospital (operated by Bayero College, Kano) pays N119 million per thirty days (about N4 million per day).

“Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Educating Hospital pays N50 million month-to-month (N1.66 million per day), Jos College Educating Hospital pays N31 million or N1.03 million per day, and College of Nigeria, Nsukka Educating Hospital pays N50 million month-to-month or N1.66 million per day.”

Within the case of the College of Ibadan, the legislator famous that previous to the introduction of the brand new tariff system, “the College had a debt to the Ibadan Electrical energy Distribution Firm of N495 million and its energy provide had been disconnected.”

Salam, a pacesetter of the Peoples Democratic Get together, added that the Secretary of the Vice Chancellors Committee of Nigerian Universities, Prof. Yakubu Ochefu, just lately warned that if the Federal Authorities refuses to take motion on the challenges posed by the brand new electrical energy tariff, the Federal Universities may quickly collapse as excessive overheads will paralyze their operations.

That is precisely what he stated on Thursday, July 4, 2024: “The College of Benin has suspended tutorial actions indefinitely attributable to a chronic protest by college students attributable to the varsity's lack of ability to provide electrical energy.

If pressing measures usually are not taken to ease the burden of the brand new electrical energy tariff on instructing hospitals, medical centres and universities in Nigeria, all the well being and schooling sector may collapse, Salam stated, placing the lives of Nigerians in danger.

After the movement handed, the Home urged the federal authorities to seek out sources to help college hospitals, medical facilities and universities with mini-solar grids, given the massive and unaffordable electrical energy payments which have resulted from the brand new electrical energy charges.

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