US Pushes Ahead with Electricity Plan for Nigeria

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The United States government is pushing ahead with its plan to boost electricity supply in Nigeria through the Power Africa initiative.

The US Consul General, John Bray, and the Director for Nigeria, US Agency for International Development Mission, Michael Harvey, visited Edo State on July 26 – 27 to assess the progress of partnered investments, advancing the US President Barack Obama’s signature initiative, Power Africa.

Bray was quoted in a statement as saying, “The work of bringing much more electricity to many more people in Nigeria and Africa is well underway.

“We recognise the great challenges ahead. But through Power Africa, the United States and our African partners are committed to improving lives and energising economies.”

Announced by President Obama in 2013, Power Africa is working with African governments, the private sector, and other partners to add more than 30,000 megawatts of cleaner, more efficient electricity generation capacity and 60 million new connections in sub-Saharan Africa by 2030.

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