FG collaborates with Norway on power sector

Mr. Goddy Agba.
Mr. Goddy Agba.

The Federal Government is collaborating with Norway to tap from its vast experience in hydro power generation to grow Nigeria’s capacity.

The Minister of State for Power, Mr. Goddy Jedy-Agba, disclosed this yesterday during a courtesy visit of the Royal Norwegian Ambassador, Mr. Jens-Petter Kjemprud, to the Federal Ministry of Power in Abuja.

Briefing newsmen on the visit, Mr. Agba said Norway had a robust power sector and that sharing experiences would help both countries.

He said, “They are here to share experiences from what they have gained, what knowledge they’ve got, since we are growing our power system, this will help us to progress further.

“Since we are working on our power system, the experience will help us to develop further. Norway is a great country with so much potentials power-wise that can be beneficial to Nigeria.”

He noted that he discussed with the Norwegian ambassador the possibility of having some investors coming to the country to invest in the power sector.

The ambassador said there were 70 Norwegian firms in Nigeria but that they were not fully in the power sector.

He said, “Norway is a very industrious nation and we build our industries on the fact that we first develop our hydro power sector to supply the Norwegian industries with cheap and stable power.”

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