The Ondo State Government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with an independent market accelerator aimed at tackling market barriers limiting the growth of the off-grid sector in Nigeria.
Welcoming a team of the market accelerator, Roving Heights Nigeria, Secretary to the State Government, Princess Oladunni Odu assured that Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu’s administration will always engage credible partners in its quest to put the state on a sustainably strong development pedestal.
The partnership was aimed at ensuring people of the state are not deprived of the benefits of social amenities that will improve their living and boost business development.
She used the opportunity to encourage other strategic development partners to embrace the structures and processes put in place by the Akeredolu’s administration to develop the land and its people.
She charged the partners to be timeous in delivering the project.
The Programme Director of Roving Heights Nigeria, Adedotun Eyinade said Ondo State is a viable place for investors to do business, noting that the state needs support to achieve its development goals hence the support his organization is giving with an agreement to rework the electricity development laws.
Roving Heights which is working in partnership with Shell Foundation and UKAID towards implementing the Nigeria Off-grid Market Acceleration Programme (“NoMAP”) promised to expand clean energy access to the people of the State as set forth in Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu’s REDEEMED Agenda.
Present at the signing ceremony were Mr Razaq Obe, Commissioner for Energy and Mineral Resources, and Mr Stephen Bolawole, State Coordinator, Ondo State Electricity Regulatory Bureau.