Japanese to train 100 Imo state youths on solar energy

The Japanese government has said that it
had commenced the training of 100 youths
in Imo in the use of solar energy .
The Japanese Ambassador to Nigeria ,
Yukata Kikuta, who spoke when he paid a
visit to Imo State to install the donation of
100 solar- powered street lights worth over
N 31 million ( US$86 , 241 ) to Ezeagbogu in
Ezinihitte Mbaise Council Area of Imo State
by the Japanese government said that his
country was committed to helping the
Nigerian economy .
According to the Japanese ambassador , the
solar energy project fell under the scheme
of Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human
Security Project of his country .
Gov. Emeka Ihedioha 

He informed that in the last 20 years, the
Asian country had funded over 170 projects
in various parts of Nigeria .
The diplomat said the projects were worth
over 12 million US dollars.
Kikuta said that his country in partnership
with a technology company , Koyo
Corporation and Development Dynamics , a
non -governmental organisation had
commenced training of youths in the
maintenance of the project and would in
two years time , trained about 100 youths in
various fields of technology.
Kituka said , “Japan is strongly committed to
supporting Nigeria as declared at the sixth
Tokyo International Conference on Africa
Development TICAD VI . ”
“The Embassy of Japan hopes that this
assistance will contribute to the
improvement of safety in the community
and will strengthen the amicable
relationship between Japan and Nigeria