Agbakoba-Osagie, in a statement, said the organisation was embarking on a campaign with the theme: ‘Solar for the Masses’.
She said the campaign train would move to the 36 states of the federation within 30 days, adding that the campaign would help to create awareness on the potentials of solar energy.
"The company’s initial ambitious target is to provide basic solar appliances to 3,600 homes in the 36 states, in an average of 100households per state", she said.
She said the campaign would kick off from Abuja on May 26, this year, stressing that remote rural areas would for the first time not receive their first solar lights, but would be shown how to use appliances that can aid reading, trading, charging of phones among others.
She said the appliances would provide fishermen the light to fish, and allow people to shop around, and stay connected with buyers.
Recalling the hazards of using conventional methods of providing light, Agbakoba-Osagie lamented that toxic kerosene fumes cause respiratory diseases, and further kills 1.6million women and children each year.
"Currently, 2billion people have no access to electricity, but the huge potentials of solar energy can be solution to the energy needs of many. A poor family in Africa burns around 55 kilometers a year to light their home. Not many people know that the respiratory diseases, caused by toxic kerosene smoke kill 1.6million women and children every year. This one death every 20 seconds, kerosene smoke also damages the eyes and the environment . just replacing 2500 kerosene lanterns with solar lamps will result in far better health for rural dwellers, and reduce Carbon monoxide pollution by 100 tons over five years", she added.
She listed the company’s team to include; former Minister of Science and technology, Major-General Sam Momah (Rtd), and Mrs. Lily Ehi Odion-Ugbesia, an educationist.