FG solic­its EU sup­port to im­prove re­new­able en­ergy

Daily Trust - - BUSINESS - By Si­mon Echewo­fun Sun­day

The Min­is­ter of State for Power Mo­hammed Wakil has so­licited the sup­port of the Euro­pean Union (EU) to de­velop ways of us­ing en­ergy sources to drive poverty al­le­vi­a­tion.

A state­ment by the min­istry’s Deputy Di­rec­tor, Press, Ti­mothy Oyedeji, said Wakil who re­ceived the EU del­e­ga­tion, Tues­day at the min­istry’s head­quar­ters, said there is a link be­tween high ap­pli­ca­tion of re­new­able en­ergy and poverty al­le­vi­a­tion.

He called on the EU to as­sist Nigeria in the ar­eas of ac­cess­ing de­vel­op­ment grants, ca­pac­ity and build­ing both in­ter­nal and ex­ter­nal ex­po­sures of its tech­ni­cians and en­gi­neers.

He fur­ther tasked the EU to pro­vide frame­work for smooth work as pro­posed by the var­i­ous Pri­vate Pub­lic Part­ner­ships (PPP) projects that are on­go­ing in Nigeria.

On pipe­line van­dal­ism, he sought the del­e­ga­tion’s co­op­er­a­tion in de­ploy­ment of ICT and ma­te­ri­als to Nigeria in the fight van­dals who have marred govern­ment’s ef­fort in pro­vid­ing elec­tric­ity.

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