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Key energy sector stakeholders pledged to foster the growth of the Nigerian power sector at the Nigeria Energy Expo and Conference, with a focus on effective collaboration.
Those who matter in the industry are present at the event, which started on September 20 at the Landmark Center and will end on September 22, 2022, committing to collaborate effectively across the value chain to meet energy needs. croissants from Nigeria.
Speaking at the conference, Mr. Abubakar D. Aliyu, Minister of Energy of Nigeria, represented by Mr. Temitope Fashedemi, Permanent Secretary, said: “We understand that Nigeria’s aspiration for economic development requires more energy than we currently have.
“Our current unmet energy needs are huge, and they are sure to increase due to urbanization and population expansion. This clearly shows that access to energy is essential to advancing our country’s development agenda. Therefore, enabling policy and investments in modern energy technologies are needed.
“I believe that collaboration is key to achieving our energy goals. The essential financing to ensure access to energy belongs to the private sector. And the task of unleashing finance through policies, incentives and creating an enabling environment for investment is what the government is committed to achieving. As such, collaborations with the private sector and our development partners are key to accelerating our efforts towards a sustainable energy supply,” he said.
Commenting on the event, the Minister said, “Energy is conceptually one of the most important infrastructure requirements for human existence as it is one of the most important components of economic development. This unique event not only gives us the opportunity to engage with public and private sector actors, but also allows us to share our knowledge with international energy experts and investors to develop new solutions.
Mr. Ade Yesufu, Exhibition Manager, Nigeria Energy, said, “Over the next three days, we will have the opportunity to network with leading suppliers and key industry players to discuss reliable power solutions that can be implemented to meet Nigeria’s growing demand. and how we can work together to pave the way for decentralization of the electricity sector.
“Alongside the exhibition, we have a three-day high-level knowledge-rich conference that will feature the most powerful panel discussions on building energy capacity, financing energy projects, increasing efficiency through to new technologies and the exploration of the renewable energy mix with a particular focus on green hydrogen. .”
The Nigeria Energy Exhibition and Conference is supported by the world’s leading energy and infrastructure players including SkipperSeil Limited, Abuja Electricity Distribution Company, Ikeja Electric, Simba Industries, Tetracore Group, Mojec International, Tranos, Powerpro, Himel and Mikano International, Eaton, Lucy Electric, Greenville LNG and Jubaili Bros.
These key industry players will showcase the latest and commercially sustainable energy solutions at Nigeria Energy, alongside an in-depth look at finding practical solutions to Nigeria’s power sector challenges at the conference.