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Images: Solar brightens insurgency-hit villages in Adamawa

Characterised by limited access to modern energy services with majority of the population relying on the traditional solid fuels (biomass) to meet their cooking and heating needs, the villages of Gaya Silkami and Fa’a Gaya are beneficiaries to a power non-grid rural communities with solar based energy services.

Courtesy of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Energy Commission of Nigeria (ECN) under the Sustainable Energy for All (Se4All) initiative, the two neighbouring rural communities in Hong Local Government Area of Adamawa State who are still smarting from the effects of an attack last year by the Boko Haram sect, have been given an energy lifeline that is improving health services, providing potable water, illuminating the community and boosting mobile communication.

Outdoor community lighting in Gaya Silkami  Images: Solar brightens insurgency-hit villages in Adamawa Gaya8 e1466871900698

Outdoor community lighting in Gaya Silkami

Solar panels on the roof of the Lutheran Church of Christ in Nigeria (LCCN) Arewa Diocese Gartsanu Maternity Clinic, the Gartsanu Gaya   Images: Solar brightens insurgency-hit villages in Adamawa Gaya10 e1466872041140

Solar panels on the roof of the Lutheran Church of Christ in Nigeria (LCCN) Arewa Diocese Gartsanu Maternity Clinic, Gartsanu Gaya

Solar fridge-freezer at the Lutheran Church of Christ in Nigeria (LCCN) Arewa Diocese Gartsanu Maternity Clinic, the Gartsanu Gaya   Images: Solar brightens insurgency-hit villages in Adamawa Gaya7 e1466872263231

Solar fridge-freezer at the Lutheran Church of Christ in Nigeria (LCCN) Arewa Diocese Gartsanu Maternity Clinic, Gartsanu Gaya

Solar freezer at the Gaya Silkami Primary Health Care Centre  Images: Solar brightens insurgency-hit villages in Adamawa Gaya9 e1466872425697

Solar freezer at the Gaya Silkami Primary Health Care Centre

Patients at the Gaya Silkami Primary Health Care Centre  Images: Solar brightens insurgency-hit villages in Adamawa Gaya3 e1466872652634

Patients at the Gaya Silkami Primary Health Care Centre

Water supply in Gaya Silkami  Images: Solar brightens insurgency-hit villages in Adamawa IMG 20160621 123235 e1466872846994

Water supply in Gaya Silkami

Mallam Ja'afaru Biyma, a representative of the District head (left) with Manaseh Gachanunaya, a junior community health extension worker (JCHEW) at the Lutheran Church of Christ in Nigeria (LCCN) Arewa Diocese Gartsanu Maternity Clinic, Gartsanu Gaya  Images: Solar brightens insurgency-hit villages in Adamawa IMG 20160621 113606 e1466873013951

Alhaji Abba Saleh, a representative of the Head of Service of Hong LGA (left) with Manaseh Gachanunaya, a junior community health extension worker (JCHEW) at the Lutheran Church of Christ in Nigeria (LCCN) Arewa Diocese Gartsanu Maternity Clinic, Gartsanu Gaya

 

Project signpost  Images: Solar brightens insurgency-hit villages in Adamawa Gaya5 e1466873446105

Project signpost

Young faces at Gaya Silkami  Images: Solar brightens insurgency-hit villages in Adamawa Gaya4 e1466873598464

Young faces at Gaya Silkami

L-R: Mallam Ja’afaru Biyma, a representative of the village head in Gaya Sikalmi; Alhaji Abba Saleh, a representative of the Head of Service of Hong LGA; Javan Zakaria, clinic-in-charge at the Gaya Silkami PHCC; and Sunday Igoche, project contractor  Images: Solar brightens insurgency-hit villages in Adamawa Gaya1

L-R: Mallam Ja’afaru Biyma, a representative of the village head in Gaya Silkami; Alhaji Abba Saleh, a representative of the Head of Service of Hong LGA; Javan Zakaria, clinic-in-charge at the Gaya Silkami PHCC; and Sunday Igoche, project contractor

Okon Ekpenyong, an engineer and deputy director with the ECN (right) sharing a point with Mallam Ja’afaru Biyma (left) and Javan Zakaria  Images: Solar brightens insurgency-hit villages in Adamawa IMG 20160621 120456 e1466874774504

Okon Ekpenyong, an engineer and deputy director with the ECN (right) sharing a point with Mallam Ja’afaru Biyma (left) and Javan Zakaria

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