By Agba Philip
The Cross River Government has announced it plans to roll out renewable energy to power sensitive projects across the state.
The Senior Special Adviser to Governor Ben Ayade on renewable energy, Chief Mathias Akeh disclosed this in an exclusive interview with CrossRiverWatch in Calabar on Wednesday.
Mr. Akeh said that the first place where the policy will be implemented is the Ayade industrial park which houses the Rice seedling and seeds manufacturing center, garment factory, Calabar pharmaceutical company among others.
He said the technology provided by a German firm is currently been deployed in the rice city and will soon be deployed to other facilities in the industrial park.
The state had earlier announced that the park will house about 21 industries. And Mr. Akeh commended Nigeria’s Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo for declaring that the park was one of the best in the country during his visit to the state where he commissioned the facility among others.
Akeh who said that the world is turning towards renewable energy also said that same will be replicated at the Senator Liyel Imoke hills (formerly Summit Hills), hospitals across the state, the Tinapa Premier Business and Leisure resort and many others.
Also, he said the state is siting a solar power project in Biase local government area with more details to be provided on June 5, 2018 while a solar energy monitoring instruments are also been deployed to maximise potentials.
He solicited the support of Cross Riverians to ensure the current administration achieves its plan for the state.
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