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50 million Nigerians have no electricity – Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Monday said 50 million people out of the nation’s 180 million population have no access to electricity.

“Nigeria’s 180 million people, over 50 million have no power,” Osinbajo said in his keynote address at the Financial Times Africa Summit holding in London.

The Vice President told the gathering that as part of the present administration’s efforts to diversify power sources in order to improve access, it had started a programme of providing solar power in 20,000 homes in rural villages.

The said the fortune of residents of Wuna village, outside Abuja, where the project commenced from, had improved drastically with night life returning to the village, which hitherto shut down at about 7pm until daylight.

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