Nigeria Kickstart 2 Major Power Projects As It Hosts Africa’s Energy Summit

Yemisi Izuora

Nigeria and its foreign partners are prepared to host a major summit on energy as part of efforts to light up communities that are presently under served.

High point of the event will be the official ground breaking ceremonies of the Ashama 200 Megawatts , MW, Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Farm and the New Ogbomosho Solar PV Farm.

According to the Managing Director of B&S Power Nigeria, Mr. Peace Obichere, these projects will increase Nigeria’s generation capacity and also strengthen the national grid. “The Federal Ministry of Power is the Official Host Ministry, in view of the partnership firmed-up between the Ministry and our company, following our roadmap presentation earlier this year, it is our firm belief that the nation will be the ultimate beneficiary of our strategic collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Power”, Obichere concluded.

B&S Power Holding PTE, a Singapore based Renewable Energy Corporation, in partnership with SUNNYFRED GLOBAL and UNICORN WORLD; in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Power is organizing the Africa Renewable Energy Summit.

GreenPlinth Africa, Consultants & Strategic Partners to B&S Power Nigeria, announced that the summit would hold in Abuja, on the 20th and 21st of October 2021.

The Summit with the theme “GREEN AND CLEAN ENERGY FINANCING: A Pathway To Sustainable Development In Africa” will highlight the strategic and key importance of Green Funding to Sustainable Development in the continent.

According to Mr. William Okyere-Henaku, the Africa Representative of B&S Power Holding PTE, the October event is expected to bring together, Strategic Stakeholders in the Power, Finance, Trade, Investment, Green Growth and other relevant sectors in Nigeria and Africa.

Distinguished Speakers for the Summit would be led by the Minister of Power, Engr. Abubakar Aliyu.

In co-hosting the Summit, the Federal Ministry of Power will also provide High-Level and Key Resource Persons from the Power Sector. Strategic Technical Partners, National, Continental and international Stakeholders would join B&S POWER, the Federal Ministry of Power, SUNNYFRED GLOBAL and UNICORN WORLD for a successful Africa Renewable Energy Summit in Abuja, Nigeria.

According to available data, 80 million Nigerians are without access to electricity and millions more suffer from poor service despite efforts by the Federal Government to provide electricity in the country.

Also, about 60 Million of these Nigerians spend more than N1.6 Trillion on fossil fuel generators yearly.

The Federal Government of Nigeria however expects renewable energy to fill a substantial portion of the electricity poverty gap in the country.

In Africa, Power is Inaccessible, Unaffordable, and Unreliable for most people and this traps people in poverty; students find it difficult to read after dark, clinics cannot refrigerate vaccines and businesses have shorter operating hours. Today, more than 25 African countries face an energy crisis.

The African continent is well endowed with energy resources, but most remain untapped.

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