The Management of Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai has reiterated its readiness to partner with reputable firms that could provide alternative stable power supply to the Institution so as to alleviate incessant power challenge.
The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Muhammad Nasir Maiturare made this known while speaking at a presentation on renewable energy by Messer Asteven Group of Renewable Energy Solutions in the Senate Chamber of the University.
He pointed out that efficient power supply is critical to effective teaching, learning and research activities of the University, hence the need to collaborate with reputable organisations that have the requisite capacity to provide stable and affordable alternative power supply to the Institution.
Professor Maiturare disclosed that several efforts have been made by the Management to mitigate the problem of stable power supply to the University but none had yielded any positive result and assured that the Management was ready to provide enabling environment for interested firms that would like to collaborate with the Institution on finding lasting solution to the menace.
Earlier in his presentation, the Franchise Partner, Asteven Group of Renewable Energy Solutions, Alhaji Abdullahi Suleiman said that power challenge has for some years become a major issue in Nigeria and was adversely affecting her desired economic development; stressing that there was the need for multifaceted approach by relevant stakeholders to urgently address the problem.
He also pointed out the problem of unstable power supply was seriously impeding the efficient academic operations of tertiary institutions in the Country and called for an alternative solution, which he said, the Asteven Group was ready to provide for the University in modular basis.
Alhaji Suleiman assured that the firm has high standard technology and professional staff that could provide reliable solar energy to the University so as to complement its other sources of power and thanked the Management for
indicating interest to partner with the Asteven group on intervening in the power challenge of the Institution.



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