From Olanrewaju Lawal,Ilorin
The Kwara State University(KWASU)Molete,Kwara State has confirmed that it has established an alternative energy company called “RanaPoler Solar energy Company Ltd to provide electricity for it immediately community.
The Vice-Chancellor of the University,Prof Abdulraheed Na’Allah who disclosed this while speaking at a Symposium on “media and Nigeria’s environmenta:An agenda”, organised in Ilorin noted that igeria are facing more challenges presently than before.
Na’Allah,represented by Professor Funsho Oluleye,a Cordinator to the Vice-Chancellor Research,Industry and Community Development said media have to set more agenda for both leaders and the led on the need to take proactive measures towards tackling the growing environmental challenges.
He stated that natural disasters such as flooding,erosion,oil spillage,desforestation,afforestation,desertification and global warming among others need attention of media.
Na’Allah explained that the media should check the incessant issue of gas flaring in Niger-Delta region and erosion causing econological emergency in other parts of the country and set agenda for government and the public.
“There is also the need to develop best mangement practices in buildings and surrounding natural environment as well as sustainable managment approach geared towards reducing carbon emissions and other environmental pollutants related to building performance in Nigeria.
“We must salvage our environment from degradation and carbon dioxide emissions caused by anthropogenic sources emanating from the built-up environment such as homes,offices and industries.
“I must point out that we need to adopt alternative energy as a veritable way of tackling health hazards caused by emissions from power generating sets due to poor electricity supply in the country.
“It is in light of this that kwara State University-the university for community development,took it upon itself to establish an alternative energy company,called “RanaPower Solar Energy Company Ltd”.
He added that the university was able to establish the Company in collaboration with three reputable internationa organisations includes; NSB Worldwide Inc(USA),First Sunergy Inco(USA) and Chinaland Solar Panel Manufacturing Company in Nigeria.
The KWASU Vice-Chancellor said the University would continue to protect and contribute positive to the nation’s environment.