The Japanese government has donated solar power worth $9.7 million to the Federal government 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. Vanguard reports
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.