Community lauds TECNO over Ikeja solar streetlights
TECNO, maker of mobile telecoms gadgets in Nigeria, has been applauded for the installation of 88 solar powered streetlights around the computer village and environs in the Ikeja Local Government area of Lagos State.
The project, which was concluded on January 21, 2016, has been a huge success. The Ikeja community has since remained grateful to the multinational that it undertook such capital-intensive project for the good of the community.
Sharing his experience of constant power supply and improved security around the electronics market at night since the ‘Light up Ikeja’ project was commissioned, chairman Ogunbiyi Community Development Association, Ikeja Local government area, Adeniyi Olasoji said the project couldn’t have come at a better time when the economic situation in the country is biting hard and state governments are trying to cut down costs.
According to him, alternative power sources like solar is clean, sustainable and a good replacement for the power generators that light up Lagos streetlights at night and costing the government millions of naira in after sales maintenance.
“These TECNO solar streetlights have really saved Ikeja community a lot of headache. Imagine the streetlights we have were not solar powered but had to run on diesel-engine generators through the night, how much money would the government throw into buying diesel now that there is fuel scarcity across the country?