Nigerians React as Photos of Borno Solar Factory Emerges

Nigerians React as Photos of Borno Solar Factory Emerges

AREWA AGENDA – Nigerians from all over the country have continued to react after Borno, the State ravaged most by the Boko Haram insurgency, has unveiled Africa’s largest solar panel factory (SOPF) to overcome challenges of power outage in Maiduguri the State capital.

The establishment of the plant commenced last year when the State Government announced that it was building solar system at Njimtilo village stating that the plant will produce 40 megawatts worth of panels yearly with each panel having a 300 watts capacity.

The State Government also disclosed that the factory will reactivate cottage industries in the State as 28 mega schools have been switched on to the facility.
Reacting after popular Journalist Adeola Fayehun shared photos of the factory on her facebook profile, Kabir Kayode said, “…For a State that is embattled with so many challenges, to be doing this massive, other State can do 3x (sic) better. Just that something might be hidden that we don’t know.”

Also commenting, Peter Filapao stated, “I always tell them, until they start holding your governors and leaders accountable, nothing good will come from their region…”
On his part, Emmanuel Esomonu is of the view that, “When a round peg is in a round hole, that’s the result.”

While Mr. Daniel Oladele Oladeji commented that, “A State Governed by a professor should be different. Ayade and Zulum are thinking differently from other Governors.”

Saleh Chazali, “With the right Local and Federal Leadership Nigeria can be turned into America.”

For about a decade the North East Region of Nigeria has been under sustained attacks by Boko Haram insurgents and Borno State has not only been the worst hit, but the operation base of the terrorists is located in the state.

Vowing that he will not return until the insurgents are crushed, Nigeria’s Chief of Army Staff, Lt-Gen. Tukur Yusuf Buratai, has been in the operation theatre in the last two months.

The CoAS returned yesterday to brief President Muhammadu Buhari on the success of his expedition, claiming that his troops had neutralized 1,429 terrorists and arrested 116 spies in the ongoing counter-terrorism fight in the North East.

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