The Federal Government has declared plans to collaborate with Egypt in the areas of technical support for power transmission and distribution in Nigeria.
The Minister of Power, Abubakar Aliyu, made the announcement at a meeting with Egypt’s ambassador to Nigeria, Ihad Awad, at the Federal Ministry of Power in Abuja. The agreement will help both nations meet their development needs by boosting electricity supplies, including renewable energy in Nigeria and Egypt.
The Power project deal with Siemens AG, a German-based firm was signed in 2019 and brought together Nigeria’s Ministry of Power, Bureau of Public Enterprises, and Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission.
Other participants in the deal, according to Aliyu, include the Transmission Company of Nigeria and electricity distribution companies. The deal is projected to deliver up to 25,000 megawatts of electricity to the national grid in phases and expressed the Federal Government’s desire for more of such partners.