Thursday, October 22

Osinbajo off to London to sign Nigeria-UK solar energy agreement

 
Nigerian citizens living in darkness is not an option for President Muhammadu Buhari.
 
For him, the energy poverty must be addressed quickly. We must translate our energy potential as catalyst for growth.
 
Consequently, on behalf of President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, left Abuja yesterday to participate in the launching of the Energy Africa Campaign in London at an event holding today.
 
He will be signing a commitment on behalf of the Federal Government of Nigeria to partner with the United Kingdom government on the Campaign.
 
The Nigeria-UK partnership intends to bring solar power to millions of homes in Nigeria, using the model of installation and payment that has worked effectively in Kenya and Tanzania.
 
Originally an initiative of the UK government, the partnership involves the governments of Nigeria and other African nations in an effort to shorten the time required for universal electricity delivery, specifically in the continent where two out of every three persons do not have electricity in their homes.
 
Prof. Osinbajo will speak at the event alongside the UK Minister of State for International Development, Mr. Grant Shapps, MP, former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan and other leaders from Africa.
 
The Vice President was accompanied on the trip by Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai.

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