Minister of Power reaffirms Federal Government’s commitment to ensure Nigerians have effective power supply through renewable energy.

Written by on February 15, 2022

The Minister of Power, Mr. Abubakar Aliyu, has reaffirmed the Federal Government’s commitment to ensure that Nigerians have effective power supply through renewable energy.

Senior Information Officer, Ministry of Power, Mrs Margaret Oyinboade, made this known in a statement in Abuja on Monday.

Oyinboade quoted the minister as saying this during a meeting with GIZ Country Director, Ina Hommers, and her team, led by German Deputy Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Martin Huth, in his office.

The abbreviation GIZ stands for Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (in English, German Society for International Co-operation).

Aliyu said that the ministry’s collaboration with GIZ under Nigerian Energy Support Programme (NESP), had remotely mapped over 3,937 settlements, 3,244,605 buildings and 60,183 Kilometers (KM) of 11 and 33 Kilo Volt (KV) medium voltage line of the grid in 28 states.

Aliyu said that six Solar PV mini-grid, developed under NESP 1, was providing sustainable electricity to more than 15,000 people as at 2020, and 100,000 additional people would be reached under NESP II through the Mini-grid Acceleration Scheme (MAS).

Ameen J. Kantyok

 


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