The Secretary, National Energy Council, Alhaji Ibrahim Njiddah, said on Tuesday that the German government had offered to provide electricity to four universities in the country.

Njiddah told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in an interview in Abuja that the gesture was part of the council’s Renewable Energy Programme sponsored by the German government.

He said that 25 megawatts of electricity would be provided to the selected universities under the project.

Njiddah listed the University of Ibadan, Modibbo Adama University of Technology Yola, Usman Danfodio University, Sokoto and the Federal University, Otuoke, Bayelsa, as beneficiaries.

He said that the University of Ibadan would be provided with 10 megawatts of electricity, while Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola, Usman Danfodio University, Sokoto, and Federal University, Otuoke, would get five megawatts each.

“With the support of the German government, we will deliver power to the selected four universities in the areas like the laboratory, classroom, hostel and the medical clinic.”

According to him, the project is to ensure that the universities function optimally.

Njiddah said the project was purely assistance from the German government under the Nigerian-German Energy Partnership to facilitate acquisition of skills as well as good quality of education.