Nigerian-Sweden Collaborate To Improve Electricity Supply In Nigeria
The Minister of State I for Power, Works and Housing, Hon. Mustapha Baba Shehuri has applauded the Swedish Government for their expression of interest to collaborate with the Federal Government of Nigeria in the provision of infrastructure needed to move the economy forward and make life meaningful for Nigerians.
Baba Shehuri made the commendation when he receivedthe representatives of Her Excellency, the Swedish Ambassador to Nigeria, Mrs. IngerUltvedt, Charge d’ affaires of the Swedish Embassy, Mrs. Ida Hockerfeldtand Head of Economic Affairs, Mrs.Fanny Nylanderwho paid him a courtesy call.
The Minister revealed that with the privatization of the generation and distribution aspects of electric power supply, it makes economic sense for any foreign country to invest in Nigeria, a country that already has the population and enabling environment for Foreign Direct Investment to thrive.
He stated, “We have the population and a lot of potentials in the areas of renewable energy which some investors like the Chinese have already keyed into by providing mini grids to generate andsupply electric power to some communities”.
The Head of Economic Affairs of the Swedish Embassy in Nigeria, Mrs. Fanny Nylander had earlier explained that the meeting is a follow-up to the Swedish Minister for Trade, Mrs Ann Linda’s, visit to theHonourable Minister for Power, Works and Housing, BabatundeRajiFashola, SAN in 2016 and thesigning of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Nigeria under the Nordic Umbrella on Energy.
Mrs. Nylander further invited the Minister to be the “Country Host” to the ‘Swedish – Nigerian Sustainable Energy Conference’ holding in Lagos on November 13, 2018, adding that the event is to create an avenue for Swedish companies to explore ways of supporting Africa, particularly Nigeria, in power generation, transmission and distribution.
FLAGOFF THE RECONSTRUCTION OF MAYO BELWAJADAGANYETOUNGO ROAD IN ADAMAWA STATE
Hon Minister of State I and 2 for Ministry of Power Works and Housing Flagoff the Reconstruction of Mayo BelwaJadaGanyeToungo Road in Adamawa State on the 25thof August 2018 Venue KM 0700 Along Mayo BelwaJada Road Mayo Belwa Adamawa State by His Excellency Babatunde Fashola SAN Minister of Power Works and Housing
FASHOLA INSPECTS THE ELECTRIFIED SHOPS UNDER THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENTS ENERZING ECONOMIES INITIATIVE ATARIARIA MARKET IN ABIA STATE
Hon Minister of Power Works Housing Mr Babatunde FasholaSAN rightManaging DirectorCEO Rural Electrification AgencyREA Mrs Damilola Ogunbiyi right and benefitting shop owner Mrs Ngozi Joel middleduring the inspection of the electrifiedshops under the Federal Government s Energizing Economies InitiativeatAriar ia market Aba Abia State on Thursday 17th May 2018