Lagos seeks UK partnership on rural electrification
The Lagos State government yesterday sought the partnership of UK development partners on solar power supply to the rural communities of the state.
Governor Akinwunmi Ambode made the demand at the Lagos House, Marina, when he played host to the British Minister of State for Foreign Commonwealth Affairs and DFID, Mr. Grant Shapps and the British Deputy High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr. Ray Kyles.
Ambode who lauded the various interventions of the UK (DFID) in the state, expressed optimism that solar energy would prove a viable energy alternative in rural areas of Lagos.
He also reiterated his administration’s commitment to partner with willing investors to take power supply to communities in need of it.
Earlier, Mr. Shapps expressed delight at the visit, noting that the economic possibilities that abound in the state coupled with its population, made it one to reckon with.