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Gov Otu Commissions 200kVA Solar Power Infrastructure to Cover Some Government Offices

Governor Bassey Otu of Cross River State has commissioned a 200KVA Solar Power Infrastructure to provide alternative and cleaner power supply to some selected government offices.

The offices connected to the alternative power are the office of the Accountant General, the State Internal Revenue Service, Due Process and Price Intelligence Bureau, Office of the Surveyor General, the Cross River State Geographic Information Agency, and the College of Health Technology.

During the commissioning held at the office complex of the State Accountant General, Governor Otu expressed delight that the state is harnessing technology for development and economic growth.

He revealed that the State has established the Cross River State Portal, along with various payment portals and applications, to enhance efficiency and boost revenue generation.

Governor Otu emphasised that the deployment of solar power infrastructure and the restoration of fibre links for internet connectivity demonstrate a dedication to creating an environmentally friendly setting and advancing technological infrastructure within government offices.

He recognised the state's achievements in digital innovation, science, and technology as a testament to the hard work, dedication, and commitment of the Ministry of Science.

Also speaking at the commissioning the State Accountant General, Mrs. Glory Effiong, mentioned that the technological solutions supported by solar power enables the State to monitor revenue and transactions in government accounts in real time.

Dr. Justin Beshel the State Commissioner for science and technology, elaborated on the state's accomplishments in digital innovation, science, and technology, which led PRODA to establish its regional office in Cross River State, further solidifying the state's position as a hub for innovation and technology, having won the .NG award as the best state in digital innovation, and the overall best in the last Techno EXPO organised by the Federal Ministry of Science, Innovation and Technology.

These achievements, the Commissioner said,  underscore a clear vision and strategic planning by the Ministry of Science and Technology to propel Cross River State to greater heights in the digital space and technological advancement.

Nsa Gill
Chief Press Secretary to the Governor