Can you imagine having power supply 24/7 for 24 months in Nigeria?

The thought of even imagining consistent power supply can't cross the mind of millions of us resident in the self acclaimed giant of Africa.

It’s merely a dream too good to become real.

But two communities in Kaduna state have lived this dream for 2 years, according to the Federal Government.

Residents of Gnami and Pakau never saw their light blink from 2015 to 2017.

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The power supply, according to government, came from the 90-kilowatt Solar PV off-grid system installed in the areas, as the villages were far from the reach of the national power grid.

Perhaps their distance from the government’s power grid became their blessings.

A Permanent Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing, Louis Edozien, said the feat was achieved through the renewable energy project of the ministry.

It provides access to electricity for rural dwellers, using solar powered systems, that is, energy from the sun.

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Edozien, who was represented by the ministry’s acting Director, Renewable Energy, Farauk Yabo, disclosed this when delegates from the Economic Community of West African States visited the two communities to mark the end of the regional training workshop on improvement of policy and regulatory framework for clean energy mini-grids.

The permanent secretary said the project is in line with the administration’s drive to provide electricity to rural communities that might not in the distant future have access to power supply because of their distance from the national grid.

Nothing is impossible. We only hope that this 'miracle' will be replicated across Nigeria.