Following the viral photograph of a pupil, Rasheed Fathia Dele, doing her homework with the illumination from an ATM facility along Yaba Road in Ondo City, Ondo State, Nigeria, Lumos Nigeria, the leading home solar system provider, has installed a free solar-powered system at her home to ensure access to power supply for her and her family.
The installation of the solar-powered system took place on Wednesday, February 12, 2020, about 48 hours after the photograph surfaced online, adding Dele and her family to over 100,000 households and small businesses already connected to Lumos in Nigeria.
Commenting on the story, the CEO of Lumos Nigeria, Mrs. Adepeju Adebajo stated that the intervention by the company is a testament to its commitment to helping Nigerians grow and achieve their dreams. “With the newly installed solar-powered system, Dele can now do her schoolwork in the comfort of her home while the family enjoys ongoing access to power.
“Dele’s story epitomizes the Nigerian ‘Can Do’ spirit in the face of any obstacle. We are pleased, as a company, to have supported Dele’s quest to seek education and will continue to do more,” she said.
Mrs. Adebajo further said that gestures such as this are a tradition at Lumos and are in line with the company’s promise to light up one million houses and businesses by 2025.
“We made similar gestures when we provided 100 units of our solar-powered systems to the Nigerian Army as part of our contribution in tackling terrorism in the North Eastern part of the country,” she said.
Lumos believes everyone has the right to enjoy a better quality of life offered by access to clean, affordable and reliable power. Lumos remains committed to powering one home, one business, one community at a time.