Sokoto State Approves 250 Solar Powered Water Projects

SIKOTO, Nigeria

Nigeria's Sokoto State government has awarded a contract for the construction of 250 solar powered water schemes, which will be developed in rural areas across the state's 23 local government areas. An official statement read: "The project is part of government's policy of opening up and improving standard of living in rural areas. It will be completed in three months and it is consisting of solar pumping system, control room, distribution system, borehole, 10,000-litre capacity tank and security fence."