All is now set for a collaboration between Nigeria and Egypt on power generation and distribution.
This is from an order by President Muhammadu Buhari to the Ministry of Power to work with the Egyptian government on a rollout of the Presidential Power Initiative with German engineering company Siemens AG.
This information was made public the Special Adviser, Media and Communication to the Minister of Power, Aaron Artimas, in a statement in Abuja on Monday.
Artimas said the Minister of Power, Mr. Sale Mamman, disclosed this in a meeting with the Egyptian Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Ihab Awad, citing that the FG wants to learn from Egypt’s successful implementation of a power upgrade with Siemens AG.
“The President had reasoned that obtaining more information from Egypt will enable Nigeria to maximize our agreement with Siemens, towards the total overhaul of our power grid and distribution systems,” he said.
According to the Minister, the Federal Government would leverage on Egypt’s rollout programme and added that both countries would also collaborate on renewable energy, and improving other sectors of the electricity value chain.