¥2.24bn Japan power supply reinforcement project gets underway

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Ambassador Kikuta (left) and Nigeria’s Minister of Budget and National Planning, Udoma sign documents for the project
The Ambassador of Japan to Nigeria, Mr. Yutaka Kikuta, has Friday signed exchange notes for emergency rehabilitation and reinforcement of Lagos Transmission Substations.
The Government of Japan has extended the aid of JPY 2.349billion (equivalent of 20.79 million USD) to Nigeria in order to contribute to stabilization of power supply in Nigeria.
In an email to Apex News from the Japan Embassy in Abuja, the Minister of Budget and National Planning, Mr Udoma Udo Udoma signed on behalf of Nigeria.
The project is undertaking under the Structural Economic Transformation through Economic Diversification of the Japan Government.
The project is expected to rehabilitate and reinforce the substations in Apapa, Lagos, in order to decrease the transmission loss and stabilise power supply to approximately 223,000 people living in the area as well as local industries in the vicinity of Lagos port.
According to a statement, the “Structural Economic Transformation through Economic Diversification” is a guiding principle adopted at the Nairobi Declaration of Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI), held in 2016.
The statement said the people and the Government of Japan hope the project will enable more Nigerians to have improved access to power and thus will contribute to sustainable development and poverty reduction in Nigeria.

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