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Access Bank and Asolar Systems Nigeria Limited set for a Transformative Partnership on November 21, 2023

Abuja, Nigeria – November 20, 2023


Access Bank Plc. and Asolar Systems Nigeria Limited are set to make history on November 21, 2023, with the official launch of their Lightening Nigeria Initiative, titled “Access Green Energy: Lighting the Path to Financial Inclusion and Sustainability.” The event, themed ‘Advancing environmental sustainability, delivering energy solutions, and enhancing financial inclusivity for underserved Nigerians’, promises to be life changing.


Access Bank Plc. is collaborating with one of the largest rural and peri-urban electrification companies in Nigeria, Asolar Systems Nigeria Limited, under the leadership of visionary CEO Hakeem Shagaya. Asolar has established itself as a pioneering force in the solar energy sector, dedicated to harnessing the power of the sun to transform lives and contribute to a sustainable future. With a commitment to innovation and social impact, Asolar’s expertise lies in providing cutting-edge Solar Home Systems designed to meet the energy needs of communities across Nigeria.


Project Name:

“Access Green Energy: Lighting the Path to Financial Inclusion and Sustainability”


Theme of the Day:

The official theme of the event revolves around advancing environmental sustainability, delivering energy solutions, enhancing financial inclusion and general economic prosperity for Nigeria.


Asolar Systems Nigeria Limited, led by CEO Hakeem Shagaya, is spearheading this transformative venture. The collaboration aims to bring sustainable energy solutions within reach of communities across Nigeria, aligning with the shared vision of both entities.


Victor Etuokwu, Deputy Managing Director of Access Bank Plc, emphasized on  the institution’s commitment to initiatives that drive financial inclusivity and environmental stewardship. The partnership with Asolar reflects Access Bank’s dedication to providing accessible solutions for a sustainable future.


The launch event will highlight key objectives, including a focus on achieving an increase in nationwide sales of Asolar’s Solar Home Systems through the partnership.


The target audience, comprising Access Closa Agents, Access Direct Sales Agents, and low-income to middle-class Nigerians, forms the core of this initiative. The partnership seeks to empower these communities with affordable and accessible solar solutions, facilitating both economic and environmental sustainability by providing adequate credit.




“Harnessing the power of the sun, Asolar is dedicated to transforming lives and powering a sustainable future. Our partnership with Access Bank marks a significant step towards achieving this vision. Together, we illuminate the path to economic prosperity, financial inclusion and environmental sustainability.” – Hakeem Shagaya, CEO of Asolar Systems Nigeria Limited


“At Access Bank, we believe in leveraging our financial expertise to create positive impact. The collaboration with Asolar aligns perfectly with our commitment to providing accessible solutions for a sustainable future. ‘Access Green Energy’ is a testament to our dedication to environmental stewardship and financial inclusivity.”Victor Etuokwu, Deputy Managing Director Retail North, Access Bank Plc


For media inquiries and further information on the event, please contact:

Benedicta Ateso Akhere

Energy Officer (Asolar Systems Nig. LTD.)