FG: No pact to im­port power from Congo Repub­lic

Daily Trust - - BUSINESS - By Si­mon Echewo­fun Sun­day

The Min­is­ter of Power, Prof. Chinedu Nebo, has dis­missed re­ports that Nigeria has en­tered into an agree­ment to im­port elec­tric­ity from the Demo­cratic Repub­lic of Congo.

Nebo who made the de­nial in a state­ment is­sued by his Spe­cial As­sis­tant on Me­dia, Kande Daniel.

The state­ment said some re­cent me­dia re­ports quoted the new Min­is­ter of State for Power, Hon. Mo­hammed Wakil, say­ing that a Me­moran­dum of Un­der­stand­ing ( MoU) has been signed by both coun­tries for Nigeria to pur­chase elec­tric­ity from the Cen­tral African coun­try, which is de­vel­op­ing a huge dam.

Wakil rep­re­sented the Min­is­ter of Power at the 1st Trans­mis­sion Com­pany of Nigeria (TCN) In­vestors’ Con­fer­ence held in Abuja on the 24th of March where he was al­leged to have dis­closed the power deal with Congo.

Nebo, it would be re­called, dis­missed the al­le­ga­tion a fort­night ago at a state-of­power press brief­ing in Abuja, which he held jointly with Wakil.

At the event, the min­is­ter ex­plained elab­o­rately that no such agree­ment had been en­tered into or signed with Congo.

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