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The project, which was carried out students of the department of
Electrical Engineering and their lecturers, was also meant to
provide skilled manpower to the country.

Dr Abubakar Dzukogi, the Rector of the polytechnic said on Tuesday
after inaugurating the project in Bida that enhanced power supply would
raise the academic performance of students.

Dzukogi said in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria
(NAN) that the management would encourage other departments to also
contribute more meaningfully to Nigeria’s quest for technological
development.

He said that the project was initiated the students and staff
of Electrical Engineering department of the polytechnic to address the
problem of power failure in the department.

The rector said that the management would support those involved
to extend the scope of the project to cover the entire polytechnic.

” We have already set up a committee to look into the possibility of
harnessing the solar energy potentials of the institution with a view to
utilizing such potentials to power the entire polytechnic.

“We hope as soon as the committee on solar energy finished its
assignment, the entire polytechnic is likely to benefit, and the problem
of power outage would be a thing of the past ” Dzukogi said.

Source: Daily Trust

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