U.S. to assist Nigeria in power sector

The United States will assist Nigeria to increase its power generation, James Entwistle, the U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria, has said.

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Entwistle spoke on Tuesday in Abuja when he visited the Minister of Science and Technology, Ogbonannya Onu, in his office.

powerHe said the U.S. would assist the country through “Power Africa Program” to increase power generation, distribution and transmission.

“We will encourage large private power companies to come and invest in Nigeria because we see the private sector as a solution to many of the energy challenges in Africa,” he said.

The ambassador said the U.S. was also set to collaborate with the ministry to assist in other areas to promote science, technology and innovation toward national development.

The country is characterized by aging power infrastructure that is unable to meet the current power demands.
Facing various challenges, Nigeria has opened its doors to foreign and local investors in the power sector. Enditem

Source: Xinhua

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