FG to partner Japan on power


The Federal Government says it plans to partner with the Japan International Cooperation Agency towards the implementation of its power transmission and expansion programme.

This is contained in a statement by Assistant Director, Press, Ministry of Power, Odutayo Oluseyi, today in Abuja.

Oluseyi said that the Minister of Power, Abubakar Aliyu, said this when he received a delegation from the agency in his office in Abuja.

The minister said that the programme was aimed at expanding the power transmission network to support the rapid expanding industries in Lagos and Ogun states.

He assured the agency of President Muhammadu Buhari’s resolve to ensure that best practices were applied particularly to infrastructure development in the electricity supply industry in Nigeria.

The minister said that transmission was a major stake of government which was targeted at raising operational capacity to an appreciable level particularly at areas where industries were rapidly expanding.