The Federal Government in Nigeria, in an effort to improve electricity supply in the country, will collaborate with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on renewable energy.
The Minister of Power, Abubakar Aliyu, received the SamPro Group, a delegation from the UAE in his office. The collaboration is an effort to boost the development needs in Nigeria through improving electricity supply. This will include renewable energy which will be facilitated by cutting-edge technologies.
The visit which was held on Tuesday, May 17, 2022, was led by Dr Kassim Gidado, and follows on from an earlier discussion on renewable energy during the visit of the Minister of Power to Dubai.
Speaking during the meeting, Abubakar affirmed the commitment of the Federal Government to ensuring an effective power supply for Nigerians. He further informed the meeting that the Federal Government through its energy transition programme is working towards maximising on its renewable energy initiatives through cutting-edge technology which is able to store and convert energy into electrical energy through natural resources.
The Minister was optimistic that the cutting-edge technology presented by the group will greatly improve electricity and will fit into the minigrid policy of the Federal Government. He also welcomed the technical transfer of knowledge which Nigeria will benefit from when the technology is fully deployed across the country.
He directed further consultations between the ministry officials and SamPro Group to determine the next step of engagement.
The SamPro team leader, Dr Kassim Gidado stated that SamPro strongly believes in promoting the local economy by investing, employing local resources, consumption of local raw materials and delivering 100% local products to their clients.
Technical Director for SamPro Group, Dr. Salmon pointed out that to have sustainable and reliable electricity energy, an additional source of energy is required.