FG to partner with UAE on renewable energy, cutting-edge technology — minister

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The Federal Government says plans are ongoing to partner with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on renewable energy and cutting-edge technology to boost electricity supply in the country.

Mr Odutayo, Oluseyi, the Assistant Director of Press, Ministry of Power, said this known in a statement in Abuja on Wednesday.

Oluseyi said that the Minister of Power, Mr Abubakar Aliyu, said this when he received a delegation from SamPro Group based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE).

He said that the visit, which was led by Dr Kassim Gidado from the Group, was in furtherance of an earlier discussion on renewable energy during the visit of the minister to Dubai earlier in the year.

The minister affirmed the commitment of the Federal Government to ensure there was effective power supply to Nigerians.

According to him, the Federal Government, through its energy transition programme, is working toward the provision of renewable energy through the use of cutting-edge technology.

“Which is able to store, convert energy into electrical energy through natural resources,” he said.

The minister said that the cutting-edge technology, as presented by the group, would greatly improve electricity, and fit into the mini grid policy of the Federal Government.

He said that Nigeria would benefit from the technical transfer of knowledge when the technology was fully deployed across the country.

Aliyu, however, directed further consultations between the ministry’s officials and SamPro Group to determine the next step of engagement.

Speaking earlier, the leader of the team, Gidado appreciated the minister for the opportunity to visit his office and promised to be committed in the engagement with the ministry of power.

“We strongly believe in promoting the local economy by investing, employing local resources, consumption of local raw materials and delivering 100 per cent local products to our clients,” he said.

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