Federal Government To Inaugurate New Transformers For Nigeria-Siemens Power Project

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By:Babagana Bukar Wakil, Maiduguri

The Federal Government is set to inaugurate the newly acquired transformers from Siemens.

The transformers, when inaugurated would increase power supply by 2000MW via the transmission end of the system.

The Siemens-Nigeria deal which will boost power generation by 25,000MW by 2025 was facilitated by the late Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari.

Incidentally, Kyari who died while facilitating the project would have been 70 years on September 23, 2022.

Kyari had in 2020 in company with the Minister of Power, Mr. Saleh Mamman, met with Siemens officials in Germany in furtherance of the deal which was signed by President Muhammadu Buhari and the energy company on improving electricity supply in the country.

The duo, joined by the Nigerian Ambassador to Germany, Mr. Yusuf Tuggar, had travelled to Europe to fine-tune the details of the agreement, the process of which started in 2018 when Buhari met with German Chancellor, Angela Merkel.

The first inauguration ceremonies for the project would begin at a location in Lagos, while the second set of equipment would be unveiled in Abuja.

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