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ConnectNigeria_Electricity   To boost Nigeria’s electricity generation, the European Union and the German government have made provisions for a grant of N3.4 billion to support Nigeria’s quest for renewable energy. The grant is to enable the country to have access to modern equipment and sustainable energy sources. The grant is to scale up the Nigerian Energy Support Programme by improving conditions for investment in the renewable energy, rural electrification and energy efficiency. “The European Union has decided to help scale up NESP by contributing N3.4 billion, this financing is included in the EU’s energizing access to renewable energy E.I.S program” says the News Agency of Nigeria who quoted Alan Munday, of the European Union. Speaking for the German government, Thomas Kirsch, said, “We are confident that the German and the European initiatives in the energy sector jointly can make a sustained contribution to the government of Nigeria’s transformation agenda.” Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Power, Godknows Igali who represented the Minister of Power, Chinedu Nebo commended the E.U and the G.I.Z for their support noting that an improved supply of electricity for Nigerians means improved livelihood for the populace. The Nigerian Energy Support Programme is currently funded by the EU and implemented by the German Agency for international Cooperation, GIZ.  

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This article was first published on 21st July 2014

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