By Agatha Chitumu
President Muhammadu Buhari has restated the administration commitment to laying sold foundation for energy infrastructure in the country.
The move according to him was to enensure that solid foundation for energy infrastructure is laid down to upscale the energy provision and attract more investors to Nigeria.
In a statement by assistant director, information and press, Odutayo Oluseyi said the Minister made statement in his office today, October 13, 2022.The coordinator of the US Government’s Power Africa Programme, Mr. Mark Carrato divulge this when the team paid him a courtesy visit.
The energy transition programme of the Federal Government Abubakar stated further was to increase the operational capacity through the vision 30-30-30 in which 30% of Nigeria energy would be renewable.
He then thanked the delegation for their willingness to align with the Nigeria Energy Transition Programme, stating that Nigeria’s hope at attaining 0% fossil energy by 2060 is on course.
He stated that the Federal government will continue to work frantically to abate the security challenge which is yielding results so as to attract more investors.
While thanking USAID for their continuous technical support, Abubakar said various areas of interventions in the power sector are opened for investors and would be spelt out in the course of further discussions.
Also speaking, the coordinator of the US Government’s Power Africa Programme, Mr. Mark Carrato said USAID Power Africa Nigeria Sector Program (PA-NPSP) has worked closely with Nigeria over the years.
He said the five-year USAID Power Africa Nigeria Sector Program (PA-NPSP) is a pointer to their commitment to increase electricity availability, access and reliability.
He then assured of continuous engagements to actualize the goal of Power Africa.