FG Assures Nigerians of Uninterrupted Power Supply-Jedy Agba
The Minister of State Power, Mr. Goddy Jedy- Agba (OFR) has reiterated the Federal Government’s commitment to develop the power sector.
Speaking on Monday when the Royal Norwegian Ambassador, Jens – Peter Kjemprud paid him a courtesy visit in his office, Agba said Norway has great potentials in the power sector that is beneficial to Nigeria, and can help in the developmental process of the country’s electricity industry, pointing out that the policy direction of the present administration is targeted at revamping the electricity sector and increase power supply to Nigerians.
The Minister further stated that the visit afforded them the opportunity to explore areas of mutual benefits and create room for investors to come into the Nigerian electricity market.
On his part, the Royal Norwegian Ambassador said they have comparative advantage in hydro, as such, they are looking for opportunities to share their experiences and give necessary support to other countries. “We have a long history of generating power electricity. In fact we do 99 percent from hydro power. Norway is a highly industrial nation. And we built our industries from the fact that we first of all looked at our hydro power sector to supply the industries with cheap, efficient and stable power”.
Speaking further, he said ‘Nigeria has huge internal market and huge possibility of expanding its industries”, just as he pledged his country’s willingness to support Nigeria in developing and strengthening the country’s power sector.
Etore E. Thomas