Japan begins training for 100 Nigerian youths on solar energy technology
London, July 22, 2019 (AltAfrica)-The Japanese government has commenced the training of 100 Nigerian youths from Imo state on solar energy technology.
The solar technology training is in addition to the donation and installation of 100 solar powered street lights worth over. $86, 241 to Ezeagbogu community in Ezinihitte Mbaise Council Area of the state.
The project was officially commissioned and handed over to the benefitting community by the State Governor, Emeka Ihedioha and the Japanese Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Yukata Kikuta,.
Speaking on the occasion, the envoy said the project fell under the scheme of Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Project (GGP) of the Japanese government.
He said that in the past 20 years, Japan had funded over 170 projects in various parts of Nigeria worth over $12 million adding that Japan, in partnership with a technology company, Koyo Corporation and Development Dynamics, has commenced training of youths in the maintenance of the project.
Kikuta said about 100 youths are expected to be trained in various fields of technology in the next two years. “Japan is strongly committed to supporting Nigeria as declared at the sixth Tokyo International Conference on Africa Development (TICAD VI).
The Embassy of Japan hopes that this assistance will contribute to improvement of safety in the community, and will strengthen the amicable relationship between Japan and Nigeria.” Source: Daily Trust