La­gos seeks UK part­ner­ship on ru­ral elec­tri­fi­ca­tion

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Femi Aki­nola, La­gos

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.

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