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Nigeria Must Embrace Solar Energy – Omo-Agege

Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo Agege

Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo Agege

Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege has commissioned 1.35 MW solar hybrid project at the Federal University of Petroleum Resources, FUPRE, Effurun, in Uview local government area of Delta State.

He recently revealed that Nigeria should embrace solar energy as an alternative solution to the endemic power problem plaguing the nation.

According to him, FUPRE should also take the lead in the research to permanently address the power problem, and the federal government currently has several intervention funds for solar energy development.

Omo Agege added that he believes Nigeria can also make giant strides in innovative solar energy solutions in the nearest future.

His words, β€œNigeria can also make giant strides in innovative solar energy solutions.The federal government has several incentives, intervention funds for solar energy development. There are gains in solar energy and I urge FUPREto take the lead.”

β€œWith this FUPRE will be more relevant in research in the country. Researches had suffered set back in the past because sometimes plants were switched off during closing hours while some researches were on.”

“Research is very key to FUPRE. The very day this project was tested the university was like noon at night because everywhere was bright.”

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Obarisi Ovie Omo-Agege (born 3 August 1963) is a Nigerian lawyer and politician who is currently the Deputy President of the Nigerian Senate. He is senator representing the Delta State Central Senatorial District at the Nigerian senate. He was first elected in 2015 into the 8th senate.

Omo-Agege is from the Orogun clan of the Urhobo ethnic group in Ughelli North local Government area of Delta State. He emerged the Deputy President of the Nigerian Senate of the 9th National Assembly on 11 June 2019 after he defeated his rival, Ike Ekweremadu with a margin of 31 votes to win the second leadership position of the National Assembly.

Omo-Agege is the first senator from Delta State to emerge as Deputy Senate President, and also the first Delta Central senator to be written by Perry.

Omo-Agege was born on 3 August 1963 in Delta State. He attended St. George Grammar school, Obinomba Obiaruku, Delta State.




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