Calabar Industrial Hub Gets Internet-Enabled Streetlights

Calabar Industrial Hub Gets Internet-Enabled Streetlights
The Cross River State Government says it has installed Internet-enabled
streetlights in the new industrial layout in Calabar, the state capital.

According to a statement on Thursday,
the solar-powered Internet-enabled streetlights were installed at the
industrial boulevard, located at the Goodluck Jonathan Bypass in
The statement quoted Governor Ben Ayade
as saying that the high-tech technology was “the first of its kind
anywhere in the world.”

According to the governor, the four
megawatt hi-tech solar independent power will provide twenty-four hours
electricity to the industrial area.
To benefit from the initiative are the
Rice City, the Calabar Pharmaceutical Company and the Calabar Garment
Factory all of which employ no fewer than 15,000 citizens in the state.
While inspecting the project in company
with a team of German engineers, Ayade said the new technology would
power the factories at less cost while guaranteeing the highest quality
of power to the industrial hub.
The governor said, “We are very happy to
have this team in Cross River with their latest German technology to
give us uninterrupted power supply within the Ayade Industrial Complex
located here along Goodluck Jonathan Byepass.
“We have abundant sunlight in Calabar
which will be converted to solar power with  one megawatt in each of the
five project sites that makes up the Ayade Industrial Complex.”