The Federal Government and United State Trade and Development Agency have signed a $1.1million grant to support electricity infrastructure development in Nigeria. The agreement was signed at the ongoing Nigeria International Petroleum Summit in Abuja.
The Director, U.S Trade and Development Agency Mr Thomas Hardy,said that the agency was proud signing the grant with Nigeria.
He said that the grant was another demonstration of the American government’s commitment to ensuring infrastructural development across the globe.Theme of the summit is :Widening the integration Circle :Technology, Knowledge, Sustainability Partnership. .Hardy reiterated the agency’s commitment to partner with Nigeria to ensure electricity was accessible to all Nigerians.
The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum (NNPC), Malam Mele Kyari, said that the Nigerian energy deficiency could be corrected with partnership among stakeholders.
He said the grant would help to ensure that power was delivered to Nigerians for economic growth and development.” We have gas in abundance, we must create infrastructure that will help create gas for power generation. We need power to create jobs and we must create prosperity, so that we can have peace in our country. We are grateful for this grant,” he said.