The Japanese government has donated
solar power worth $9.7 million to the
Federal government of Nigeria to boost electricity in the country. The donation was made through its agency, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
Chief Representative of JICA, Nigeria office, Mr Hirotaka Nakamura, said improving core infrastructure including power sector in Nigeria was one of the priority areas of the agency in Nigeria.
The Ambassador of Japan to Nigeria, Mr
Sadanobu Kusaoke, stated that Japan
considered the power sector as one of
the most important areas to enhance the
country’s social-economic development.
“Since from 1970s, Japan has helped to
finance power sector to increase the
capacity of power in Kainji dam hydro
power station. “This is the 10th project
of power sector by the Japan’s Government since then and this will not be our last.
Kusaoke said the project which entailed
the introduction of clean energy by solar
electricity was donated by the government of Japan to boost power and water supply at Usman Dam Water Treatment Plant.
“The project is being executed with grant assistance worth Nine Hundred and Eighty Million Japanese YEN (980,000,000 JPY)
(equivalent to approximately 9.7 million
USD) through JICA, ” he said.