Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


Indian firm boosts Nigeria power prospects

22 July 2013, 10:27

Lagos- Nigeria has signed a key agreement with one of India's biggest energy firms as part of efforts to explore other alternative measures to boost power generation in the country.

The agreement with Bharat Heavy Electricals will culminate in the company establishing an off-grid solar powered system.

According to a statement by the Ministry of Power, Bharat has been given approval to begin studies for the setting-up of solar based independent projects in selected locations starting with Bida in Niger State.

Permanent Secretary, Dr Godknows Igali, signed the solar power agreement on behalf of the Nigerian Government, while the  Secretary, in the India Department of Heavy Industry, Dr Sutanu Behuria, signed for Bharat.

Igali said the pact with Bharat would unbundle the enormous potentials in the Nigeria power sector and assured the visiting Indians of Nigeria’s open door policy for genuine investors in the sector.

Behuria expressed his country’s desire to provide funds in various forms for the development of Nigeria’s power sector, assuring that his company had capacity to deliver, having garnered experience from operations in 12 African countries.

Nigeria currently generates less than 30 percent of its power needs with several  hydro power projects still protracted years after been commissioned.

This has resulted in serious power outages that have hit domestic and industrial consumers hard.

- CAJ News


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Nigeria @ 56: Words to my green f...

A leader’s job is not to dictate, but rather to be respected, admired and be a trustee, of the land we love, with so much potential, a land which should be freer than free. Its still a long way to fufilling our destiny! Read more...

Submitted by
Isaac Asabor263
Recession: An opportunity for Nig...

The recession should be seen as an opportunity for the country’s promotion as long as we all collectively conduct ourselves in a patriotic manner, writes Isaac Asabor.  Read more...

Submitted by
Black and White

We want to imitate the whites in everything because we are ignorant of our inherent originality and content. We spend all our Naira to acquire his inventions because we so oblivious of our natural endowments that we allow him have it for free. Read more...

Submitted by
Nate Nat
Adamawa State University Mubi: A ...

ADSU integrity forum has accused the Sunday Joshua Wugira, a lawyer, of adopting unorthodox tactics by abusing his privilege by attacking the integrity of ADSU Vice Chancellor Dr. Moses Zira Zaruwa, writes a News24 reader. Read more...

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
My Country Nigeria (Part One)

Poetry by Abdulsalam Jubril.

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
Recession, dearth in leadership a...

Every leader has the opportunity to become great and making himself immortal in the lives and hearts of people for generations to come. Will Mr. President seize this opportunity?, questions Abdulsalam Jubril. Read more...