Federal Government says Siemens deal to improve Electricity for 40 million People, create 11,000 Jobs.
Written by News Room on February 1, 2022
Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed says the first phase of the Siemens Presidential Power Initiative (PPI) will increase reliability of electricity supply to 40 million people and create 11,000 direct and indirect jobs.
The minister stated this on Monday at the flag-off of the PPI training on network development studies by FGN Power Company in Abuja, a firm established to coordinate the Siemens power project.
The Minister of Power, Engr. Abubakar Aliyu, represented by the Minister of State for Power, Engr. Goddy Jedy-Agba, said in 18 months, the Siemens project will add 2,000 megawatts (MW) to the national grid, raising it to 7,000MW.
The Managing Director and CEO of FGN Power Co, Kenny Anuwe, said the training is the first Power System Simulation Software (PSS) session under the Power Technology International (PTI) from Germany.
The Project Director at Siemens Energy in Nigeria, Sean Manley, said Siemens has brought in trainers from Germany and that the company was excited towards seeing to the successful implementation of the first phase of this project.