The Lagos State Government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) concurrence with the British Government-financed Africa Clean Energy Technical Assistance Facility (ACE TAF) program – a four-year program being actualized by Tetra Tech International Development and subsidized by the UK Government Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) – with the end goal of improving off-network energy access in Lagos.
Lead representative Babajide Sanwo-Olu, in his location at the marking function, hung on Tuesday at the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, expressed that the program won’t just help the public authority’s power access plan, however will guarantee that ACE TAF gives specialized help with improving the State’s arrangement and administrative system for off-network sun oriented, while reinforcing the limit of the State sunlight based energy organizations and off-lattice framework.
Sanwo-Olu, essentially spoke to by his Deputy Governor, Dr. Kadri Obafemi Hamzat, expressed that energy improvement and access in Lagos State is a critical mainstay of the current organization’s T.H.E.M.E.S plan and that all things required would be done to improve energy supply in the State.
While keeping up that improving the strategy and administrative climate in Lagos would additionally help interest in the energy area, the Governor communicated his responsibility and backing for the association and the task, while uncovering his excitement to expand on the coordinated effort with the UK Government for more collaboration later on.
The Honorable Commissioner for Energy and Mineral Resources, Mr. Olalere Odusote, said that the Ministry is working steadily to encourage the improvement in energy access in the State as the off-network sun oriented area has arisen as a significant part to accomplishing admittance to energy for all in Lagos.
He uncovered that important strategies are being set up to empower the take-up of off-network sun based energy in the State, repeating the preparation of the Ministry to band together with the private area to accomplish the ideal access.
In his comment, the British Deputy High Commissioner, Mr. Ben Llewellyn-Jones, said the UK is glad to help the Lagos State Government’s work to improve off-framework access, through the Africa Clean Energy Technical Assistance Facility (ACE TAF) program.
He underlined that the United Kingdom needs to see the organization mean an improved State zap that will uphold private area passage, draw in ventures and make more positions in Lagos State.
In his commitment, the ACE TAF Nigeria Country Manager, Mr. Chibuikem Agbaegbu, expressed that the association would reinforce the joint effort between the State government and ACE TAF towards improving solid power conveyance in Lagos State, while drawing in expanded private area venture for off-framework sunlight based energy.