The Federal Government has disbursed $64.8million to private sector partners for the execution of the Nigeria Electrification Project (NEP).
This was contained in a statement by the Rural Electrification Agency (REA) on Monday.
The REA said the NEP programme which was funded by a $350 million World Bank loan and $200 million loan from the African Development Bank (AfDB), had supplied electricity to millions of Nigerians.
REA Managing Director, Engr. Ahmad Salihijo Ahmad said that the programme provides off-grid reliable, clean electricity supply to 705,000 households, 90,000 micro, small and medium enterprises, 100 isolation and treatment centres and 400 primary healthcare centres in unserved and underserved areas of the country.
The NEP programme Leader, Anita Otubu said the project has helped supply electricity to the unserved and underserved communities across Nigeria.