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.
FASHOLA INSPECTS THE REHABILITATION OF HADEJIA NGURU ROAD PHASE II KIRIKASAMA NGURU IN JIGAWA STATE
Hon Minister of Power Works Housing Mr Babatunde Fashola SAN2nd right interacting with a Site Worker with Messrs Mothercat Nigeria LimitedMr Christopher Bulus right With them are Director Highways Construction and Rehabilitation Engr Yemi Oguntominiyi2nd leftManaging Director Mothercat Mr Jack ElNajjar left Director Press in the Ministry Mr Theo Ogeziachi middle and others during the Hon Ministers inspection of the Rehabilitation of Hadejia Nguru Road Phase II Kirikasama Nguru in Jigawa State on Wednesday 9thth May 2018
FASHOLA SHEHURI RECEIVE REPORT OF 20 YEAR TRANSMISSION EXPANSION PLAN OF TCN
Hon Minister of Power Works Housing Mr Babatunde FasholaSANleft receiving the Report of the 20 Year Transmission Master Plan from the Interim Managing DirectorCEO Transmission Company of Nigeria TCN Mr Usman Gur Mohammed right during the Submission of Report on Consultancy Service on Transmission Expansion Plan Development of Power System Master Plan for TCN to the Minister at the Auditorium of the Ministry of PowerWorks Housing Headquarters Power House Maitama AbujaFCT on Tuesday 30th January 2018