Lumos Nigeria, Africa’s leading provider of high-quality solar home systems has received an emergency relief fund from All On to provide solar power to public healthcare facilities on the frontline of the Covid-19 pandemic in Sub-Saharan Africa.
The solar-powered systems are being deployed to critical healthcare and emergency response centres across Nigeria to power basic necessities such as lighting, fans, vaccine fridge and laptops, ensuring that essential services can respond to the crisis and deliver urgent medical care.
This was made possible through the grant from All On- an organization established to increase access to commercial energy in under-served and unserved off-grid energy markets in Nigeria.
In Nigeria, less than 33% of households and 30% of businesses have reliable access to grid electricity. The partnership with Lagos State Government (LASG) through the Young Presidents Association (YPO) and Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) through African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET) ensures that public health facilities across Nigeria have access to the basic power supply.
Lumos also partnered with the Oyo State Government through Monsurat Olajumoke Sunmonu World Empowerment Foundation (MOSWEF) to provide Solar powered systems to public health centres across Oyo State and with the Society for Family Health (SFH) for public and private health centres across Nigeria.
Speaking on the grant, Dr Wiebe Boer, All On CEO said ‘The investee Lumos Nigeria was selected to be part of the Covid-19 Solar Relief Fund based on their immediate preparedness to respond with products, inventory, technical capabilities and their efficient nationwide delivery track record.”