This project was conceived as a corporate social responsibility of ACOB LIGHTING TECHNOLOGY LIMITED geared towards bridging the power dearth suffered by over 80 Million Nigerians Off Grid space and the over 600 Million Sub Saharan Africans who barely have access to clean and affordable electricity.
We intend to bridge this gap through the Free Donation and Distribution of Schneider Mobiya solar home system Lantern and energy efficient LED bulbs and also sensitizing the grassroots populace on the extant need to imbibe an energy efficiency culture that encourage climate change and promoting social economic activities in Rural Communities.
The maiden edition of this laudable Project is focussed on Abala Oshimili and Aika-Ezeolu Off Grid Communities in Ndokwa East LGA of Delta state Nigeria.
The community is a predominantly farming and fishing community located in the bank of River Niger & consistently plagued by erosions. The estimated population of the communities is 2,347 people and 673 household. The Community is sitauted 38km away from the nearest National grid.
The potential for economic activity is very high in this community except for persistent erosion activities and the dearth of social infrastructures which places the burden of large visible underdevelopment in the community.
To drive home our partnership as Schneider accredited installers, we donated 30units of Schneider Electric Mabiya TS 17OS solar home systems Lantern during this laudable exercise. This kind gesture has been largely financed through our ACOB Lighting merger resources.
To this end, we wish to formally invite you and your team to give this occasion the maximum publicity it deserves so that many private organizations in this space can take example and at-least make a CSR commitment towards ameliorating the plight of Off Grid communities through donation of SHS. This in our view will contribute in no mean measure to achieving 60% rural electrification by 2020 and Nigerian Electrification Programme initiated by your team for the World bank.